Kyambogo University’s faculty of Special Needs and Rehabilitation has launched a Ugandan Sign Language  storybook and dictionary.

Anna goes to School was authored by Sam Lutalo-Kiingi and Goedele A.M. De Clerck and the sign languages dictionary is titled, Sign Languages of the World.

Prof Elly Katunguka, the vice chancellor, during the launch , said this is the first book in a new series titled ‘A Deaf Child’s First Reader’, which aims at supporting deaf children in their education and reading development.

Katunguka said the institution focuses on five pillar areas which include; teaching and learning; research, innovation and knowledge generation.

“As we celebrate this achievement, the department of Chemistry in conjunction with Indian Trade and Investment for Africa (SITA) also held Global Leather training last year; the training was intended to empower university staff with leather technology,” he said.

Katunguka further explained that the leather training programme had interest in processes and controls from preservation to finishing, international markets and market requirements for different stages of leather sales and environmental controls in leather processing.