Products made by young deaf women undertaking an outreach programme to equip them with crafts and jewellery-making skills, securing for them future employment opportunities.
Christian Blind Mission (CBM) staff visited DLU-Eastern to gain insights into our work with deaf people in remote rural areas. They were among participants in our sign language workshop who included parents of deaf children, medical personnel, police officers and local council elders.
Among DLU's micro-credit beneficiaries is a dynamic team of deaf shoe-makers based in Kampala. The business was established in 1996 by Musoke a renowned deaf cobbler and shoe maker.
Our free-of-cost Adult Learning Centre for the Deaf is a community-based programme that provides sessions on functional literacy, reproductive health, life skills training and topical issues.
Karamoja, North-Eastern Uganda is one of the most deprived regions in the country. With hardly any infrastructure, deaf people in this region are severely isolated and face unimaginable difficulties.
Parents and families of deaf children are extremely vital to our intervention programmes for deaf children, especially in rural areas where superstition and cultural prejudices are rampant. We work closely with them to enable them appreciate and value thier deaf children as equal members of the family.
© Deaf Link Uganda 2014