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Deaf Education and Art for African Families

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BENEFITING: DEAF EDUCATION AND ARTS FOR AFRICAN FAMILIES

EVENT DATE: May 14, 2012

Lisa Zahra

THE STORY:

 

What if I was to tell you that there are a group of children imprisoned since birth behind a veil of silence – unable to communicate their most basic needs to those around them? Their own families, not understanding how to reach them have concluded that they are simply beyond reach and have consigned them to a living hell in which they exist as indentured servitude isolated from their families and community around them. What if I told you that all that was wrong with them is that they are deaf but that because the community around them has no conception of sign language, they consider these children unreachable and not part of their community?  You would probably say; “…get someone to teach them sign language right away…" Well that’s exactly what Deaf Education and Arts for African Families (DEAAF) has done in Monze, Zambia!

DEAAF was created with the vision to provide education to children who are deaf or hard of hearing. We also work with parents in order that they can better communicate with their children and, in addition, strive to eradicate the negative stigma associated with deaf  children. In arousing social awareness, we encourage the local community to participate in educating not only deaf children but also themselves regarding deaf culture. By affiliating our organization with the community, governmental, and not-for-profit organizations, we aspire to initiate and manage programs highlighting the fact that deaf people in Africa are capable of making a positive contribution to society. Our current project is taking place in Monze, Zambia, a southern region of the African. Currently, in this area, education is unavailable to the over 60 children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Parents or guardians have no resources to give these children a proper education.  Also, many of these children live in small villages, many kilometers from Monze, without any means of transportation to reach school. Our focus for this region will be not only to build an educational institution in which to instruct and house these children, but to also create self-sustaining projects necessary to keep the school operating. 

We need your help to make this project a reality!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,555

MONEY RAISED
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  • Zhinoos T. Armstrong

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Bruce Collins

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • a friend

    $50

  • Peggy Prosser

    $10

  • Tricia

    $10

  • Lydia Rolle Key

    $50

  • Marilyn Mitchell

    $10

  • Linda

    $100

  • Louise E.

    $50

  • Jonathan Rosenfeld

    $10

  • melanie

    $50

  • Tara Hillman

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Jack Moody

    $20

  • Margo S. Eisenberg

    $500

  • melanie

    $15

  • melanie

    $40

  • melanie

    $30

  • Aimee K. Whyte

    $40

  • melanie

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Jill

    $100

  • Nancy Ciolek

    $20

  • Nancy Ciolek

    $50

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8% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,555 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Lisa Zahra

Amount Raised

$1,265

 

6% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Tara Hillman

Amount Raised

$240

 

48% Raised of $500 Goal

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Laurie Monahan

Amount Raised

$40

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Jonathan Rosenfeld

Amount Raised

$10

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Michael Rosenkrantz

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peggy prosser

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Zahyia Rolle

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isabel banda

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Donor Comments

Nancy Ciolek

Nancy Ciolek

DONATION: $50

Happy Holidays. 4 years ago

Nancy Ciolek

Nancy Ciolek

DONATION: $20

Keep up the amazing work Lisa! 4 years ago

Jill

Jill

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

Thinking of you and your lovely children 4 years ago

melanie

melanie

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Aimee K. Whyte

Aimee K. Whyte

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

melanie

melanie

DONATION: $30

ever forward, my friend XOXOXO 5 years ago

melanie

melanie

DONATION: $40

xoxoxo 5 years ago

melanie

melanie

DONATION: $15

one dollar, one quarter, one dime, one nickel, one penny at a time, we will build the school/community building. thank you for doing all the front line work. we believe! 5 years ago

Margo S. Eisenberg

Margo S. Eisenberg

DONATION: $500

Buy some textbooks for the children 5 years ago