Deaf Education Programme

DZT advocates for the right to quality education for children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Educational outcomes of deaf children are poor as a result of a number of factors such as language barriers, lack of appropriate accommodations in assessments.

Sign Language Training

DZT is advocating for the use of sign language as a language of instruction in schools, the training teachers in sign language, the development of teaching materials specifically for the Deaf.

Disability and Human Rights.

Many deaf people in Zimbabwe are denied the right to education, to be employed, to live independently in the community,to vote, to participate in sport and cultural activities, to enjoy social protection, to access justice, to choose medical treatment and to enter freely into legal commitments such as buying and selling property.

Access to Health
Programme.

A major barrier to access to health has been communication with health professionals for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Good communication is the bedrock of diagnosis and treatment.

Research,Media & Communication

Deaf Zimbabwe Trust ensures that all its interventions are evidence based through research. In addition, research findings and all DZT work needs to be communicated in formats that are accessible to the Deaf and hearing community.

Economic Empowerment Programme

In order to break the cycle of poverty, economic empowerment of people who are Deaf is key. Poverty violates the fundamental rights of people who are Deaf through denial of access to employment, health care, basic necessities of life and education.

OUR VISION

An inclusive society which respects diversity where all Deaf and Hard of Hearing people enjoy equal rights & choices, opportunities, dignity and independence.

OUR MISSION

Transformation and empowerment of Deaf and hard of hearing people for independent living through provision of education, changing societal attitudes through awareness raising and advocacy, service provision and sustainable initiatives.

OUR VALUES

We take great pride in having established a culture that is built upon a unified set of values thats is Equality, Respect and tolerance, Accountability, Teamwork, Excellence.

Know more about the Model Sign Language Bill?

The purpose of this Act is to promote and maintain the use of Zimbabwe Sign Language (ZSL) by providing for the development, promotion and use of Zimbabwe Sign Language and generally advance the equality status of ZSL in relation to other official languages.

Our Programmes

Deaf Education Programme

DZT advocates for the right to quality education for children who are Deaf. Educational outcomes of deaf children are poor as a result of a number of factors such as language barriers, lack of appropriate accommodations in assessments...

Sign Language

Sign language is now an official language in Zimbabwe as provided for in the constitution.DZT seeks to promote the operationalization of sign language in Zimbabwe in various spheres.

Access to Health Programme

Access to health for the DHH has been seen to be problematic. A major barrier to access to health has been communication with health professionals. Good communication is the bedrock of diagnosis and treatment.

Disability and Human Rights

People who are Deaf have for long been denied human rights and therefore they have not enjoyed full citizenship in Zimbabwe. Many deaf people in Zimbabwe are denied the right to education, to be employed...

Economic Empowerment

There is a causal relationship between poverty and disability as disability leads to poverty and poverty leads to disability. In order to break the cycle of poverty, economic empowerment of people who are Deaf is key.

Research, Communications and Media

Deaf Zimbabwe Trust ensures that all its interventions are evidence based through research. In addition, research findings and all DZT work needs to be communicated in formats that are accessible to the Deaf and hearing community.

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About DZT

Deaf Zimbabwe Trust was formed and registered as a trust in 2012 and began operations in 2013. Initially the organisation was formed to advance the rights of Deaf children.

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