This project uses docu-drama as part of a science communication toolkit to engage deaf students, their families and communities in Ghana. The creation of this culturally relevant film has involved a team of genetics researchers, deaf actors, actors who can hear, public engagement and production experts.

This project so far has allowed to open a space for community engagement around the genetics of hearing impairment, aiming at encouraging more research in that area. This toolkit is the first of its kind in Ghana and has been translated into five local languages.




Accra, Ghana

Type of Organisation

Falling Walls Engage Project

Focus Area / Approach

Community Engagement, Media, Film & VR

Impact Towards SDGs

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being, Goal 10: Reduced Inequality

Main Target Group

Underserved and excluded Communities, Youth & Students (>13 years old), Other

Active Since


Project Lead

Docu-Drama for the Hearing Impaired

Docu-Drama to Engage the Hearing Impaired

Kyerewaa Akuamoah Boateng

2021 Winner | Science Engagement 2021 2021 Winner Winner Science Engagement (Falling Walls Engage)

Kyerewaa Akuamoah Boateng works with research Scientists at the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens, University of Ghana as the Community and Public Engagement Manager. She spearheads and leads several initiatives that seek to bring science closer to the public. She is passionate about Science appreciation among girls, global health issues, particularly in infectious diseases and culturally appropriate communication in low-income settings.

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