Who we are

Deaf Link Uganda (DLU) was founded in October 2007 by Nassozi B. Kiyaga. The organisation began as a Community Based Organisation (CBO) working with deaf and hard of hearing people within the Central region. In 2017 it was upgraded to a non-government organisation to widen its reach-out services to a wider population Deaf people in Uganda. DLU focuses on the social model of Deafness, recognising the uniqueness and potentials of each individual. Intervention programmes aim to promote access to education, employment, social integration and cultural development, working with the Deaf to overcome barriers that impede their growth and development. In uplifting the lives of Deaf individuals, we uphold our Mission and Vision, celebrating our Human Diversity.

Our Vision

Contribute to societies that enable Deaf and Hard of hearing people utilize their full potential to lead productive and dignified lives.

Our Mission

Provide educational, economic, social and cultural opportunities to promote the welfare of Deaf and Hard of hearing people in Uganda.

Our Name

Deaf Link Uganda signifies our desire to link deaf and hard of hearing people in Uganda, Africa and the rest of the world, bringing them together as a unified Deaf Community.
Central to our work is our commitment to strengthen links through developing networks with organisations of persons who are deaf, as well as the entire disability movement.

Our Logo

Shaped in a triangular form, our logo symbolises connections we make with people of the world:
At the top is a Deaf Child rising from a strong, nurturing foundation of love laid by parents, families and community members.
The red arrow encircling the triangle is the link that connects us all as a human race.

Join our Mission

Connect Deaf People

Strengthen Community Integration.

Boost Deaf People’s Potentials

Increase Skills training opportunities

Economic Empowerment

Create access to Self-employment