Projects

CICED is engaged in projects or project preparation in 6 countries: Bolivia, Exile Tibet/India, Mongolia, Nepal, Peru and Tanzania.
Tanzania

Decent work options for young deaf persons

The overall purpose of the intervention is to improve young deaf persons’ options to enter the formal labourmarket and/or establish their own small business in Tanzania and thus improve their chances for decentlivelihoods.While Tanzania has ratified all relevant international conventions on human rights and the rightsof people with disabilities and has its own valuable legislation, nothing much has happened in real life.Thus, the intervention will focus on know-your-rights and offer skills workshops for young deaf persons, who willalso be supported...

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Tanzania

Boosting Sign Language as the Language of the Deaf in Tanzania

Without sign language and without proper access to sign language interpretation, deaf people are excluded from most social life. Tanzania has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and since 2010 the country has had its own very fine supplementary legislation. Unfortunately, the legislation is largely unknown outside of very narrow circles.  The division of tasks between different authorities and levels in Tanzania's public sector requires local authorities, corresponding to Danish regions and municipalities, to ensure...

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Tanzania

Supporting Quality Sign Language Interpretation Services in Tanzania

The purpose of the initiative is to strengthen the inclusion of deaf people in Tanzanian society. This will be done by increasing the capacity and quality of sign language interpreting.  Sign language interpreting in Tanzania is currently of poor quality and the number of interpreters is too small to meet a constantly increasing demand for interpreting. Sign language interpreting is one of the most important keys to the integration and active participation of deaf people in society. The project targets...

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Tanzania

Inclusion of the Deaf in Tanzania

Sign language is key

Sign language is the key to inclusion of deaf in any society.

In Tanzania sign language in general and quality sign language in particular is rare.

Together with the Tanzanian organizations for respectively the deaf (CHAVITA) and sign language interpreters (TASLI) we supported training of sign language trainers and training of deaf in 4 locations as well as preparing the ground for an officially certified sign language course in Tanzania.

The project was implemented 2017-June 2019 with a budget of 400,000 DKK.

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Tanzania

Urgent Covid-19 response for the Deaf in Tanzania

Covid-19 also knocked on the doors of Tanzania in the spring of 2020. Among the deaf organization CHAVITA, there was extra concern. How to get information about protection against the virus to the deaf in general or the poorest and most isolated in particular.  With support from CISU, CHAVITA and CICED launched a 3-month emergency project. Sign language interpreting videos were produced, meetings were held with government and authorities, and sign language interpreting was introduced on all national TV channels....

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