Kathmandu: A new Nepali sign language learning app called “Mero Sanket” has been officially launched on the occasion of the International Day of Sign Languages on September 23.
The mobile application will support children who are deaf in developing pre-literacy, reading and basic sign language skills. The app, which is the first of its kind for Nepal, can also help teachers, parents, and caregivers to learn basic Nepali sign language, and will be available as an offline platform.
The app is the result of collaboration through the USAID supported Reading for All program, which is implemented by Handicap International (HI, also known as Humanity & Inclusion) in partnership with World Education, the National Federation of Deaf Nepal (NDFN), the Center for Education and Human Resource Development (CEHRD) and other local partners.
In a statement, the National Federation of Deaf Nepal said, “This app puts Nepali sign language into the hands of anyone with an interest in learning it.”