‘Teaching Deaf children is a calling, it needs passion and dedication’

 Sixty-three-year-old Maria Nemakonde is just two years away from retirement, something she’s not quite looking forward to.  Nemakonde is a teacher at a school for children with special needs in Shayandima, outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo. And she’s worried about what will become of her learners once she leaves.  While not Deaf herself, Nemakonde teaches Grade … Continue reading ‘Teaching Deaf children is a calling, it needs passion and dedication’