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.  

 

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...

Communiqué de Presse

DeafNET Centre of Knowledge (DeafNET), une organisation sans but lucratif, a été créé en 2006, pour échanger, diffuser des connaissances et compétences afin de permettre aux personnes sourdes d’atteindre leur plein potentiel sur le continent Africain.

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Gender-Based Violence Toolkit

DeafNET’s GBV toolkit aims to ensure that Deaf individuals have equal access to resources and information related to GBV. This is to empower them by providing them with knowledge, skills and resources to identify, prevent and respond to GBV, as well as facilitate...

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HIV Awareness-Raising

HIV Awareness-Raising

The training objectives for the workshops were to continue mobilising Deaf people in Africa to sensitise and raise awareness to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, provide HIV/AIDS information with supporting visual and informative materials and improve ways and...

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Fifth DeafNet Africa Conference 2022

Fifth DeafNet Africa Conference 2022

The DeafNET Africa Conference ‘“Capacity building initiatives within the Deaf communities” was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 21 - 24 November 2022. This conference attracted over 100 participants from 36 African countries, as well as viewers of online...

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Social Competence in Leadership

Social Competence in Leadership

DeafNET’s Social Competence in Leadership is designed to develop potential Deaf leaders through guidance, training and inspiration. Deaf leadership initiatives play an important part. Four workshops were held in Africa. The first one was in RSA then Malawi, Eswatini...

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Competent Facilitator Workshop

Competent Facilitator Workshop

SAQA US ID 117871 NQF 5 The Facilitate Learning using Varieties of Different Methodologies Workshop went ahead in May 2022, after more than a year’s absence due to COVID-19. Seven countries were chosen to attend the workshop: Congo, Malawi, Eswatini, Uganda, South...

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Red Star Process

Red Star Process

DeafNET, in partnership with De la Bat School for the Deaf in Worcester, South Africa, trained 4 educators from L’ecole pour Deficients Auditifs de L’hippodrome, Mali, Formation Professionnelle des Jeunes Sourds, Chad, CERSOM School for the Deaf, Cameroon and Village...

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Beekeeping In Kenya

Beekeeping In Kenya

DeafNET managed to implement beekeeping year 2 successfully in Kenya. Members were happy that honey harvesting had started and during the first course of their harvest, they harvested 12 litres of honey from a few beehives. Also, the entrepreneurship training they...

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Sign Language Training

Sign Language Training

March 2022 – February 2023 Twelve Sign Language training workshops were hosted in the Western Cape as part of youth development. DeafNET presented Basic South African Sign Language to youth, not in education, employment and/or training. The 12 workshops took place in...

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Entrepeneurship

Entrepeneurship

Mumias, Kenya DeafNET promotes the importance of entrepreneurship education as part of a learning strategy that can contribute to increased Deaf youth employability by building an entrepreneurial mindset, self-confidence, knowledge and skills. DeafNET’s...

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