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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.  



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)



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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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