Vision & Mission
DeafNET’s main objective as described in its trust deed is:
To exchange and disseminate knowledge and skills in order to empower all persons with hearing loss and related communication barriers on the African continent, with specific reference to South Africa, to achieve their full potential. This objective will be achieved inter alia by facilitating and promoting education, development, training, social services, spiritual and mental well-being to such persons. The objective will furthermore be achieved through the promotion of Sign Language and other preferred means of communication of persons with hearing loss, including appropriate utilisation of assistive devices.
To be a world class network of knowledge and expertise in the interest of people in Africa who experience hearing loss and related communication barriers.
- To particularise, exchange and disseminate knowledge and expertise on issues relating to people who experience hearing loss and related communication barriers
- To empower them, their families and their communities through research and training
- To promote their human rights in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability
- To promote the improvement of health, well-being and quality of life of people with hearing loss and their families through accessible, available, affordable and appropriate services, training and media