Help Deaf Families
3 months of support
Your gift of $50 provides three months’ full support to Deaf Community Workers (DCW). The DCWs are provided from this gift a small stipend, travel allowances and materials to share with families. This could also include a sign language picture vocabulary book to facilitate communication within the family (see gift #8). The DCW will often travel with a hearing teacher of the Deaf who can...
Treat Deaf AIDS
One month of medicine
Your life saving gift of $25 per month will provide a month's supply of antiretroviral treatments as well as vitamin supplements and some provision towards a balanced diet. GDC is especially concerned about the Deaf woman and HIV / AIDS in Africa. There are an estimated 300,000 Deaf women in Sub-Saharan Africa. In some countries in this region, more than 20% of the population is...
One hearing aid
Your gift of a hearing aid and batteries will assist a moderately to severely deaf child to cope with and flourish in the hearing world. Profoundly Deaf individuals get by just fine using sign and written languages. Empowerment of this group is the primary focus of GDC. For those who can benefit from an appropriately fitted hearing aid, the world drastically changes. The typical hearing...
Support A Deaf Teen
Your $30 gift of a job for an out of school Deaf adolescent provides a unique on-the-job training (OJT) experience. GDC, through its partners, match the interests and aptitude of Deaf adolescents with suitable employment. The funds are used to purchase required tools, pay the trainer / employer for up to three months of on-the-job hosting and to provide a small stipend to the trainee....
Help Deaf Families
One signing dictionary
Your gift will provide one sign language dictionary for a family. Deaf trainers introduce the dictionary to the families, and show non-verbal activities that get families and their Deaf children communicating better. Because of you, families will more fluently communicate with their Deaf child, and Deaf children will master the sign and written language of their area, vastly improving the quality of their lives and...
Help A Deaf Student
One month of school
A modest investment of just $12 pays for one month of school fees, books and school supplies for a Deaf high school student in Africa. What a relief for a Deaf student to be able to concentrate on studying, not on how to pay school fees! Studying leads to good grades, and good grades lead to graduation, college, and the possibility of pursuing career goals....
Equip Deaf Athletes
Equipment and uniforms
Your gift of $280 will provide a full set of uniforms for an athletic team in countries like Kenya and Jamaica. The participants will also receive the necessary gear required to play competitive sports, which is usually soccer. Imagine these African Deaf athletes playing on the field with their comrades, with your contribution making it possible! We have found that sports are a great venue...
Tutor A Deaf Child
One month of tutoring
Your contribution of $65 supports one month of intensive literacy tutoring for a small group of Deaf high schoolers. The tutors focus on reading fluency, reading comprehension, and writing skills. Other academic subjects and basic study skills are included as needed. Tutors use visual teaching methods to match the learning style of Deaf students. Tutors are qualified persons who know how to sign. What a...
Outfit A Deaf Child
Uniform for one year
Your gift of $35 will provide two sets of uniforms for a deaf student including shoes for one school year. Since a lot of children have tattered uniforms and when they receive your gift of new threads, they will feel very proud of their attire! Imagine the pride in the child as he goes to school, ready to learn! Because of you, the child will...
Teach Deaf Orphans
One term of school
Your donation of just $50 would make it possible for a Deaf orphan to receive an education and be cared for in a residential school such as the Congo Silent Cooperative for the Deaf or in one of the 38 boarding schools for the Deaf in Kenya. Fees for one term cover tuition, books, school supplies, uniforms and room and board. Pictured on this page...
Train Deaf Teachers
One month of college
Can you imagine paying only $300 annually to attend college or to support a Deaf student to become a teacher? That is roughly the annual cost to attend the well respected Machakos Teachers’ College (MTC) in Kenya. For the majority of Kenyan families whose average income is less than $2 per day, even this is unaffordable. The MTC sees the need for Deaf teachers and...
One week salary
Your gift of only $25 will pay the weekly salary of a sign language interpreter in a teacher training college. The interpreter will sign for a small group of Deaf teacher trainees, making it possible for them to understand their professor. Deaf students struggle to learn when they don’t have interpreters. They try to understand their teachers through lip reading, reading the board, and studying...