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Indonesia school teaches Koran using sign language

STORY: Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

These children are signing the Koran

The Darul A'shom school helps those with hearing impairments

study and recite scripture from the Koran

It was founded in 2019 by cleric Abdul Kahfi

Source: UNICEF

Only three out of 10 children with disabilities in Indonesia go to school

[Abdul Kahfi, Founder, Darul A'shom school]

"Because boarding schools like this are still very rare, and you could say this is the only one in Indonesia, the news of its existence quickly spread, and people really needed a place like this for hearing-impaired children to study."

The school has 12 staff and teaches 115 students

[Muhammad Farhad, 10-year-old student]

"Now I am able to read and memorize 30 parts of the Koran when previously I couldn't even read it, I'm very grateful."

[Zaara Zahida Qolbi Nadhif, 7-year-old student]

"I was first invited by my mother here, I am really happy to be able to learn to read and memorize together with my hearing-impaired friends here."

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