There around 20 million deaf children, 80% of whom live in developing countries.
Deaf Child Worldwide support the creation of local, national and global family-led movements to campaign for positive change for deaf children and young people.
Deaf Child Worldwide has selected six new projects in its Small Grants Programme to start in January 2009:
Inclusive education in Kenya
The idea for the project arose from an annual forum for deaf children in Laikipia district, Kenya
Including deaf children in communities in Sri Lanka
This project is all about the inclusion and acceptance of deaf children in their families and communities.
Working with families in Colombia
A happy home life is essential for deaf children to thrive at school and in other areas of their life
Raising awareness of rights in Sri Lanka
This project centres around a series of workshops for parents on deaf children’s rights.
Rehabilitation for children with hearing aids in Zanzibar
Some of the children who will be involved in this project lost their hearing when they were treated for malaria/meningitis
Empowerment on language and communication in Kenya
This is a community based project run by the social agency of the Catholic Diocese of Meru, Kenya
Deaf Child Worldwide is the international development agency of the y (NDCS) in the UK.