Challenges facing the education of hearing impairment learners in schools in ravine zone Koibatek district, Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning
This aims at studying the challenges facing the education of hearing impaired learners in schools in Ravine Zone Koibatek District, Kenya. The researcher will also endeavor on finding the solutions to these challenges. The hearing impaired learners face a lot of problems, which affects their academic pe1formance. The data will be collected using questionnaires. The sample will contain head teachers, teachers, parents and learners from the four schools in Ravine Zone. The study will reveal the challenges facing the Education of the hearing impaired learners in Ravine Zone. The study was carried out to examine whether microfinance institutions have a significant effect on the growth of small and medium scale business in Kagadi town council, Kagadi district. The study was guided by the following objectives: To identify the different microfinance services offered to small scale businesses, to find out whether small scale businesses are growing in Kagadi town council and to find out the relationship between microfinance institutions and small and medium scale business Enterprises. The researcher used a descriptive research design to investigate the impact of micro finance institutions towards small and medium scale business growth. The study used simple random sampling to select respondents to participate in the study. The researcher used questionnaires to collect data from 60 respondents. Findings revealed that micro finance institutions are among the forms of banking institutions that• do exist and contribute to the growth of small and medium scale businesses. Among the services offered by micro finance institutions include increase in disposable income and that business enterprises had improved also improving others, also there has been reduction in income inequality so there is a big relationship between micro finance institutions and small scale businesses by boosting them leading to development of small scale business. The researcher came up with the following recommendations: i. Micro finance institutions which lack funds should go ahead and borrow from well off banks so that they can continue giving out their services to small businesses in the areas so that they can be helped to grow well/ develop. ii. The government should •come up and put a hand in' the upcoming micro finance• institutions such that they can deliver their services well especially when it comes on the point of contributing to the growth of the small scale businesses. This can be done by giving some money to these micro finance institutions. iii. The public should be sensitized 'on the roles played by micro finance institutions in the delivering of their services.
A research report submitted to College of Education Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of Degree in Special Needs Education of Kampala International University
education, hearing impairment, learners, Kenya