Skip to main content
Initiative What gives me joy has been created. This change will show on your impact dashboard shortly.
What gives me joy
About Your Initiative
One of the objective of my organisation (Association for the Empowerment of the Deaf and Vulnerable Persons) is to improve on the livelihood of women and girls with disabilities and other Vulnerable persons. For a while now we have been focusing on girls with hearing impairment. We are doing this through providing them with income generating activities. Its such a great feeling giving them hope through these activities. Sometimes I feel really delighted visiting these women and girls with disabilities in their homes and working with them on their income generating program. It also gives joy and hope to care givers especially those who have given up on them ever being productive. We are also committed to increasing visibility to these income generating activities through the digital skills we are impacting on them. We have been training deaf girls on using Facebook and WhatsApp to sell their products. We are really encouraged by the impact of these trainings done some of which I have mentioned in other write ups. Sonita is a 16 years deaf girl I have just started working with. She is training on a skill on beaded sandals production. In fact I have dedicated time to go teach her in her home. I have also introduced digital training for her. I was so surprised that she has never used a phone before. Thank God her mum was at home so I got her involved in the digital training so she could help her out while I am away. Its going to be challenging making out time to train her alone but where there is a will there will always be a way. I am willing to do all to dedicate time so she can acquire this skill. Sonita is so excited to find someone who understands her (Sign language), and also because she would become productive. She is even more excited for the digital skills she is acquiring and at the fact that she will be using an android phone.
Sonita' s mother who is also a business Lady will indirectly benefit from this training as she will also be able to use these tools in increase visibility for her business.