BACKGROUND

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. After wide consultation, the leadership of DZT realised that Deaf adults had a lot of challenges and very little was being done to help them achieve their potential. As a result of this realisation, Deaf Zimbabwe Trust reconfigured its activities to include all the Deaf in Zimbabwe. Deaf Zimbabwe Trust is registered as a Trust. It has paid staff and volunteers.

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 VISION

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

OUR VALUES

  • By equality we mean – Both Deaf and hearing people are equal and therefore should have equal access to opportunities without discrimination.
  • By respect and tolerance – We are all equal human beings worthy of dignity and therefore we should respect our differences and embrace diversity.
  • By Accountability we mean – We are accountable to all the stakeholders that we are directly or indirectly associated with.
  • By Teamwork we mean – Unity of purpose in the organisation.
  • By Excellence we mean – We strive to deliver quality service and products to all our stakeholders.

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • To build a sustainable organisation with adequate resources by 2025;
  • To influence policy change for suitable accommodations for Deaf people;
  • To establish a suitable learning environment for the Deaf through the DZT school for the Deaf Education programme.
  • To increase awareness of issues affecting the Deaf and hard of hearing.

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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