S-DELI Volunteer Team

What is our goal in the long run?

We’re committed to the total development and empowerment of the Deaf in Nigeria. We conduct research on Nigerian signed languages and Deaf culture, reach out to families of Deaf children, seek to have early intervention programs and advocate for Deaf rights.

To help end stigmatization against the Deaf and empower them through education, health care, leadership and civil outreach. We’ve got many successes under our belt, but we need more help, and that’s where you come in.

“We have affected the lives of over 2,000 deaf students in four Schools for the Deaf in Owerri and Abuja through our community service and free medical services, as we continue to collect socio-cultural and linguistic data of these groups. We have also identified many more Deaf communities to serve…”

Learn how you can get involved

Donate to a specific project need, for example, to “$10 for a study material “, or else to a project generally e.g. “Building an early intervention facility in a school for the Deaf in Imo State, Nigeria”.

You can donate anonymously if you so wish. Rather than a one-off donation, you can become a monthly donor. Also a possibility with many projects: donations in kind or donating your time as a volunteer.

You can also donate your birthday by asking your friends to donate on your behalf as a birthday gift. It is also fun to celebrate your birthday in a Deaf Community and show them some love.

We write petitions occasionally to advocate for the rights of the Deaf on online activism websites like Change.org. You can also signup for and share our petitions to show support for what we do.

Spread the word! The more people who find out about a project, the more support it will get. So post a link to the project site on your Facebook page or include it in youremail-signature. Or print out the project page and pin it to a noticeboard somewhere in the “real world”.

While you can volunteer with us directly, even travelling to provide needy deaf schools with materials and education, there’s much you can do on your own. Contact us to learn more about opportunities and ideas for donating, fundraising, hosting events, campaigning, buying gifts, and involving your school or company.