Updated Jul 12, 2020

Deaf Outreach Program (DEAFOP)

http://www.deafopkenya.org/

Ann Gloria njoki

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We are focused on Mainstreaming Deaf and Disability Right in development though leveraging on media and technology as as tools of Advocacy as well as building partnership with Deaf learning institution as platform for ,GBV and SRHR education

In order to tackle the lack of information and isolation faced by deaf individuals in Kenya, Deaf Outreach has worked to use technology in an innovative way to reach out, educate and build a community between individuals. This has included a short film (made to be deaf-friendly) which has been shown in deaf schools and on Kenya's only deaf-friendly TV station, depicting a case of gender-based v...
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In order to tackle the lack of information and isolation faced by deaf individuals in Kenya, Deaf Outreach has worked to use technology in an innovative way to reach out, educate and build a community between individuals. This has included a short film (made to be deaf-friendly) which has been shown in deaf schools and on Kenya's only deaf-friendly TV station, depicting a case of gender-based violence (GBV) against a deaf girl. The screenings are followed by conversations around GBV against people with disabilities (PWDs) and the right responses. Deaf Outreach has also organised radio programmes around the particular sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and GBV issues faced by PWDs. Most recently, Deaf Outreach has designed the first ever app designed specifically for deaf individuals across Kenya. Given that mobile phone ownership has now reached 100% across households in Kenya this is a powerful way of reaching isolated individuals looking for information. The app has short videos and information sections in Kenyan sign language around SRHR topics, ranging from abortion, menstrual health, puberty, GBV and the legal support that victims can seek.
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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

1. SRHR-Sign language mobile App has an active download of 400 persons within a period of one year 2. in use of Films, we have had an active reach of 2000 persons on GBV edutainment Series through TV,School screening and online viewership
Registered in Kenya as Non-Profitin Kenya as Non-Profit

Focus Areas:

Gender-based Violence, Disability and Education

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Implemented In:

Kenya

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2,000
Lives Impacted to Date
1
Country Implemented In
2,000
Customers
10
Employees
$110,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

Deafness can be termed as an invisible disability ,which unless one interacts with a Deaf person one may not get to know of the challenges that a Deaf persons goes through, Majority of this problem emanates from communication barrier that exist between Deaf person and Hearing person making accessibility of information difficult and at time unavailable ,hence vulnerable to being left behind in development issues as well as being vulnerable to Gender based Violence which we seek to address .

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Solution

We have adopted a four Tier Solution in advancing Deaf Right inclusion and reduction of Gender based violence among them being 1 .Adopting Film as a mode of edutainment on issues of Gender based violence and deaf right in Sign language 2.Development of SRHR-sign language App 3 .Partnering with Deaf learning Institution in building the capacity of SRHR champions and SRHR clubs 4.Partnering with Private and Government institution in mainstreaming of Disability right to PWD

Target Beneficiaries

Our Innovation main Clientele are 1. Deaf Youths and Adolescents 2. Parent/Care Givers of Deaf Children 3. persons with other forms if disabilities 4. Government institutions as the main Duty bearers for ensuring inclusion of PWD

Mission and Vision

Through Our Innovations And advocacy approaches we hope to see an inclusive society where Deaf Persons can easily access SRHR information and make informed decision among them being refusal of any form of Gender based violence

Competitive Advantage

First ever developed Sign language Sexual reproductive and health mobile App accessible to Deaf person across the world as long as one have access to internet connection ,with diverse comprehensive Topics ranging from Menstrual health ,pregnancy,Gender based violence ,HIV/AIDs among many other topics During COVID-19 pandemic we have also added extra content on COVID-19 in sign language and opened up our App to World health Organization COVID-page authentic information, The App has potential of being expanded to include other world Sign languages beyond Kenya sign language on information on GBV and SRHR

Planned Goals and Milestones

We are seeking partnership to facilitate making SRHR-Sign language App a cross platform App beyond android devices to include IOS and to update content to include other East Africa sign language users. current app is available on https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.deafop.srhr_signlanguage&hl=en secondly we are seeking partnership support in Producing Season two of City Girl production ,Season 1 can be found on http://citygirl.deafopkenya.org
Funding Goal150,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted5,000
New Implemented CountriesRwanda, Uganda, Tanzania
Recruit3 management ,5 Volunteers ,Media partnership
New FeatureCompatibility to IOS for SRHR-Sign language App ,Season 2 production of City Girl

The Team Behind the Innovation

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

Jul 2020
Lives Impacted
2,000
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Kenya
Date Unknown
Recognition ReceivedVERIFIED
Selected Venture

Supporting Materials

Qr-Code-for-SRHR-sign-language-App-orientation-null.pdf