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Advocacy Network for Nicaragua Deaf Education

ANNDE (Advocacy Network for Nicaraguan Deaf Education) is a non-profit organization that provides support for education for Deaf children at the Ann Coyne School for Deaf Children in León, Nicaragua. ANNDE is a public charity under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (C) (3) 100% of donations are tax-deductible.

https:\\annde.org Tax ID 82-0730157


Nicaragua is home to over half a million deaf individuals mainly due to the use of a poorly regulated and affordable antibiotic that damages the inner-ear.  Special education services are not available in this developing country and  Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children are often isolated from their families and communities. 

ANNDE's mission is to educate Deaf and hard of hearing children using bilingual and bimodal best teaching practices, support families in learning Nicaraguan Sign Language at the Escuela de Sordos in Leon, Nicaragua. ANNDE empowers advocates and professionals to support them, and inform the global community about the needs and potential for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing individuals in Nicaragua.  

ANNDE is the sole supporter of the  Escuela de Sordos in Leon, Nicaragua.  Twenty-five children attend school each year at this school.  Yearly tuition is $600 per year. 

Donations to ANNDE are tax-deductible;100% of the donations received are used for tuition for the students.