Our Trustee have a wide range of experience and are fully commited to providing support and giving hope to people across Africa.
Jeremy Yankey - Chair
Olawale Alade - Secretary
Bola Oyeyemi - Treasurer
Anthea Jaiteh – Publicity Officer
Matthew Adedeji – Vice Chair
By working together with Deaf organisations and community in Africa we can overcome the social, socio-economic, health issues (including mental health, HIV/AIDS etc.) and educational barriers that hold Deaf People in Africa back from achieving individual and collective aspirations.
Give hope and support to Deaf Africans. To help Deaf Africans achieve and reach their potential.
Who are we?
With confidence, we believe current situation can change for the better for many Deaf Africans.
We are Deaf people, professionals in our own right, living in UK. We are passionate about the problems and issues that Deaf people of Africa encounter in their daily lives. Often the direct victims of the devastating impact of inter-ethnic clashes, communal and civil clashes, Deaf people in Africa are often traumatised, disempowered and stripped of their human rights and dignity. As Deaf Africans living in the UK, we share in these traumatic experiences, and our desire is to work with others to bring relief and succour to Deaf Africans.
What we do
We will work in partnership with local people, local groups and Deaf-led institutions to identify the most cost-effective interventions that support Deaf Africans in a dignified ways. Our response to the human sufferings, traumatic challenges and untold hardships will be driven by research and will be anchored around programs and activities that are Deaf-led and that have substantial input for local Deaf people.
By working with local Deaf Africans in their place of resident, we ensure that they owned the problems and that interventions directed at these problems come from their own lived experiences. We will advocate for programs that are inclusive, and that recognise the unique sign language of local Deaf as the starting point of all supports and interventions.
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