About the Organization

The National Association of the Deaf Lesotho (NADL), formerly known as Lesotho Association of the Speech and Hearing Impaired (LASHIP), was established in February 1992 and officially registered on the 25th November 1994. NADL changed to its current name in 2004. NADL’s Mission is to: Promote human rights and welfare of the Deaf Community of Lesotho. Their vision is an equal opportunity and respect for the Deaf people toward attaining their preferential status and freedom in Lesotho.

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Transcript: “Hi! My name is Bongiwe Buzi. I am deaf, I am from from Lesotho. I am working with the Deaf association in Lesotho. For our project, we are working to empower and train the youth in leadership . We have five goals, pay attention. We will train 50 deaf youth in Lesotho. We will raise deaf awareness. We will promote leadership within the deaf community. Four, we will train youth about human rights. And five, we will work with other deaf associations in other countries. Thank you!”

 

About the Project

In this project, NADL will help Deaf Youth Members and relevant organisations with empowerment tools and expertise to use their experience from the training workshop to change their lives by working together as a unit. They will develop projects and programmes that promote and empower others to join their movement in advocating for their rights in leadership. The goal of this partnership is to ensure a successful project that will positively impact the lives of Deaf Youth in Lesotho.

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Transcript: Hello! My name is Lets’ekha Ntale. I’m from Lesotho. I work in the Deaf Association. Its abbreviated name is NADL. I’m happy to work with you, MNI! Our project name is Youth Empowerment & Leadership Training. Now I can see a partnership is good to have. We have a goal of training 50 deaf youth in Lesotho. Secondly, we will provide deaf awareness training and education. Thirdly, we will teach deaf people about human rights and advocacy. Fourth, we will empower deaf people to be leaders. Lastly we will network with other deaf organizations in other countries. We will meet and collobrate about our projects. We thank you!

 

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Transcript: “Hello, Hello! My name is Mat’sepiso. My last name is Mokhuromeng. I am DeafBlind. I am the program officer of the Deaf Association of Lesotho. The project is Empowerment Training of Deaf Youth. It’s an important project to train Deaf youth about different skills. So they can become leaders in the future and be able to advocate for their human rights. Empowering the Deaf youth now makes me happy to have the project with MNI. We will work better to achieve our goals! Thank you!”

 

If you would like to learn more about how you can support the National Association of the Deaf Lesotho, please contact them at [email protected]

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