Centre of Knowledge

A passion for Deaf Education

Welcome to DeafNET

DeafNET’s network is established in more than 40 countries across Africa. We ensure support and development to our Deaf communities through joint initiatives and assistance of our project team based in Africa.  

 

Entrepreneurship

Beekeeping In 2015, DeafNET has established a beekeeping project in Jinja, Uganda which has involved the distribution of hives, equipment, and technical training. The project's primary concern is to reduce poverty among rural Deaf communities and providing ongoing...

Sign Language Training

Since 2018, DeafNET in partnership with the Department of Social Development Western Cape has presented Basic South African Sign Language (SASL) to youth from different areas in the Western Cape as part of a Youth empowerment initiative from the Western Cape...

Red Star Process

Since 2011, DeafNET in partnership with De la Bat School has successfully presented the Red Star Programme (RSP) to 34 educators from 10 African countries. The Red Star program (RSP) is a training method that was developed to bridge the gap between Sign Language and...

2022 DeafNet Conference

Building on the successful 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th DeafNET Quadrennial Conference held in 2004, 2005, 2011 and 2016 in South Africa and Swaziland, the 5th DeafNET Africa Conference will be held in partnership with De Stichting Vrienden van E­ffatha (SVE). This event...

Leadership Camp for Deaf Learners

DeafNET in partnership with the National Lotteries Commission hosted Leadership camp for Deaf learners at 4 Deaf Schools in the Western Cape.  The Deaf leadership camp builds responsibility, confidence and turning Deaf learners into inspiring leaders.


 

5th DeafNET Africa Quadrennial Workshop (English)

5th DeafNET Africa Quadrennial Workshop (French)

 

 

Latest News

Red Star Process

Red Star Process

Chad, October 2021 The Red Star Process program had a positive impact on the education and bilingual language development and levels of literacy of Deaf learners as was illustrated at the Centre de Formation Professionnelle des Jeunes Sourds, Deaf schools in Chad...

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Leadership

Leadership

South Africa 27 Sep – 6 Oct 2021 A Social Competence in Leadership workshop was held at the Deaf Family Church hall in Worcester, South Africa. The training was attended by participants coming from South Africa, Malawi, Uganda and Swaziland. It was aimed to equip...

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Deafnet Hiv Toolkit 2

Deafnet Hiv Toolkit 2

South Africa August - September 2021 DeafNET is taking a step toward increasing HIV awareness in the Deaf Community, in Africa. In August 2021, DeafNET welcomed Ange Lukufu (Deaf artist) and Marie Louise Kanda from DRC! They were working on DeafNET's HIV toolkit,...

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Beekeeping In Kenya

Beekeeping In Kenya

June – December 2021 2021 has been yet another year for Kakamega Deaf Association, DeafNET and the Deaf beekeepers, in Kenya. The beekeeping entrepreneurial self-help project for Deaf people aims to equip rural Deaf communities with knowledge and skills to improve...

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Sign Language Training

Sign Language Training

South Africa May – October 2021 DeafNET in partnership with the Department of Social Development presented six Sign Language workshops in the Western Cape for NEET Youth, from June to October 2021. The workshops were hosted in Bredasdorp, Philippi, Villiersdorp,...

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HIV/Toolkit 2

HIV/Toolkit 2

The new updated DeafNET HIV Toolkit, Toolkit 2, aims to provide information and guidance primarily to the Deaf communities in Africa. It will be designed and developed primarily to assist with HIV awareness-raising in the six regions in Africa namely Northern,...

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Leadership

Leadership

DeafNET completed three Social Competence in Leadership workshops. The last workshop (Leadership in SA) has been carried forward to the 2021 – 2022 financial year. DeafNET will execute the project once the situation has been stabilised in South Africa. Ethiopia...

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Red Star Project

Red Star Project

DeafNET Centre of Knowlegde, in partnership with de la Bat school, hosted a training workshop on the Red Star Process. The workshop was held from 8-28 November 2020 at de la Bat school for the Deaf in Worcester, South Africa.

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Sign Language Training

Sign Language Training

DeafNET presented Basic South African Sign Language with a specific focus on NEET Youth (Not in Education, Employment and or Training) from Fish Hoek, Langa, Tulbagh, Villersdorp, Mossel Bay, Crossroad, Beaufort West, and Swellendam in the Western Cape. Sign Language...

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Entrepeneurship

Entrepeneurship

Pastry Making DeafNET, in partnership with the Aaleemee Society and the Deaf Association of Mauritius, hosted a second training in pastry making, targeting eight Deaf people to empower them with appropriate knowledge, skills and utensils. Ms Irani Jankee, DAC Indian...

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