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Manos Unidas is an American non-profit organization that works in Nicaragua to ensure equal access to educational and vocational opportunities for deaf children and young deaf adults. We provide access to sign language, Spanish literacy, numeracy, and real-life job skills so that deaf Nicaraguans can become contributing members of their society and the Deaf community.

Manos Unidas runs community-based deaf education programs in rural areas of Nicaragua, trains educators at the post-elementary, post-high school, and university levels, and provides vocational opportunities for deaf children and young deaf adults.

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About Nicaragua

Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Its unstable political and economic history has led to a high unemployment rate and poor quality public education.

A typical agricultural worker in Nicaragua earns $2 a day; a typical teacher earns $3 a day.

For deaf people, these limitations are even more trying; adequate job training and special education are extremely inaccessible, especially for rural families.

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