SWD - Upgrading of services for enhanced deaf empowerment

SWD - Upgrading of services for enhanced deaf empowerment

The objective of this project developed by the Society for the Welfare of the Deaf is to strengthen the employability and social integration of children and young persons with hearing impairment in Mauritius. More specifically:

  • To enhance access of children and young persons with hearing impairment to secondary education and to vocational training.

  • To train additional bilingual Sign Language interpreters(oral and sign languages).

  • To regularly update the audiology unit to detect hearing problems.

  • To set up a speech therapy unit to ensure that maximum benefit is obtained from the teaching-learning process at school.

  • To regularly maintain and update the laboratory for the production of hearing aids accessories, and provide repairs and maintenance of hearing aids.

  • To train young people in specific fields where they can either be employed or self-employed (ICT, cookery, arts, hairdressing, etc.).

 

 

 

Benefitting zone
Mauritius

KEY FACTS

  • Total cost (€)

    234 061.00

    EU contracted amount

    181 060.00

    Duration

    August 2013 - February 2018

    Implementing organisation

    Society for the Welfare of the Deaf

    Funding instrument

    DCI - Non State Actors and Local Authorities in development