Archbishop appeals on behalf of deaf school in Egypt
The Archbishop of York is appealing for donations towards the running of a deaf unit in Egypt.
Dr John Sentamu visited the school in the Diocese of Egypt in 2010 and plans to return there later in the year.
During his last visit, he met children and workers at the school's deaf club and saw the difference it was making to people who could not afford the services they needed elsewhere.
Some 70 children, including Christians and Muslims, access the service and receive basic vocational training, maths, computer, Arabic, English and Egyptian sign language, as well as having one-to-one time with speech therapists.
Dr Sentamu said: "Daily life in Cairo can sometimes be difficult, especially for those who are disabled and do not have the opportunity for a good education.
"The work of the Unit is growing and helping many more children and parents. Please join me in my Lent Appeal, and help this community provide a place for many more deaf children to experience joy and hope. Communicating with the world around us is vital if we want to participate fully in society."
Cheques to be made payable to EDA – Charity No 209145 and sent to Bishopthorpe Palace, Bishopthorpe, York, YO23 2GE or paid directly to EDA (and marked 'Deaf Unit') at Acc. No. 00018311, CAF Bank Ltd., Sort Code 40-52-40. Donations are especially helpful if they are made within the Gift Aid scheme as EDA is a registered charity. (http://www.eda-egypt.org.uk/pdfs/Membership%20Form2012.pdf)