To provide free medical care to 114 deaf people.
To provide 150 teens with audiometry services to assess their level of deafness and place them in classrooms with teachers who are educated about deafness.
To provide training to four caregivers in sign language to enable better communication between deaf students, caregivers and medical personnel.
To train 50 deaf adults in reading, writing, arithmetic and sign language and in skilled work such as sewing, carpentry and basic computer skills so they main gain employment.
To establish income generating projects to enable the centre to become self sustainable and provide jobs to the deaf community.
Straddling the Equator, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is the second largest country in Africa after Algeria. The 61 million inhabitants comprising 250 ethnic groups speaking 700 local languages endure one of the world's lowest living standards. War, government corruption, neglected public services and depressed copper and coffee markets are contributing factors. Our ministry partners in the DRC work specifically with people who are hearing impaired, have severe medical needs, or are vulnerable children or orphans.