Advocate for the Bilingual Education for Deaf children;
Curricula and materials in using Sign Language resource materials; and
Lifelong learning for Adult Education Programmes.
Organisation Training Sign Language Interpreters Training Sri Lanka Organisation Training Sign Language Work Nicaragua Organisation Training Nepal Deaf Education Laos Organisation Training Sign Language Work Gambia Sign Language Work Deaf Education HIV/AIDS Ethiopia Deaf Sports Bolivia Sweden Development Co-operation Projects Country Ordinary Members
Deaf Education Organisation Training Viet Nam Children with Disabilities African Decade Deaf Human Rights Pre-planning Project Global Theatre Programme for Deaf Youth Uganda Organisation Training Thailand Organisation Training Resource Centre (Yombo) Tanzania Organisation Training South Africa Sweden Development Co-operation Projects Country Ordinary Members
Sign Language Work Central Asia & Caucasus Organisation Training Palestine Sign Language Work Ethiopia Vocational Training Cambodia Organisation Support Sign Language Work Advocacy Work Albania Finland Organisation Training Madagascar Norway Organisation Training Ghana Denmark Development Co-operation Projects Country Ordinary Members
Organisational Work Sign Language Work Deaf Education Mozambique Developing Services for the Prevention of Substance Abuse among Deaf People in North Western Russia North Western Russia Improving Awareness on Substance Abuse among Kyrgyz Deaf People Kyrgyzstan Organisation Work Sign Language Interpreters Training Sign Language Work Kosovo Finland Development Co-operation Projects Country Ordinary Members
Uganda Malawi Namibia Finland Development Co-operation Projects Country Ordinary Members
Deaf Leaders Training within Organisation Work JICA Deaf Leadership Program Deaf Youth Training Duskin Leadership Program for Persons with Disabilities Organisation Training Mekong River Sub region (Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam) Sign Language Work Myanmar Japan Development Co-operation Projects Country Ordinary Members
ANAD Albanian National Association of the Deaf
In 2001, a situational analysis of the Kosovar Deaf Community was carried out over two months by the Finnish Association of the Deaf . 2001 – a survey of the Deaf community was conducted by FAD
Seminar with Deaf Community (representatives from 11 Deaf Clubs in Kosovo)
Based on these priorities a funding application was submitted with three main objectives:
Organisational Training to build the capacity of the Deaf community, its clubs and to establish a functioning and representative peak organisation for the Kosovar Deaf Community
Basic Level Sign Language Interpreter Training to enable interpreters to gain greater skills and consequently provide more equal opportunities for Deaf citizens and facilitate greater independence for Deaf people in Kosovar society
Sign Language Work to increase the status of Kosovar Sign Language by producing information and training related to Kosovar sign language
As a result of the seminar, a Kosovar Deaf Working Group comprising six members was formed in 2002. This group were elected to represent the Kosovar Deaf Community in seeking project partnership with the Finnish Association of the Deaf.
In 2003, the Finnish Association of the Deaf obtained funding for a three year period from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Finland to implement a training project that entailed all three of the objectives identified at the seminar.
In late 2004, the project began its implementation and the project team was formed with three local staff members and two international advisors.
The Steering Committee’s role was to monitor the projects activities and finances and to be involved with decisions regarding the future direction of a peak body for the Deaf community.
Aim of Organisational Training The overall aim of this organisational training was to advance these local Deaf Clubs into democratic associations capable of fulfilling their organisational responsibilities by providing organisational services and information to their local Deaf members and advocate for Deaf issues .
In March 2007, the Kosovar Deaf Community formed an official board for the Kosovar Association of the Deaf as a peak body organisation that is formally supported by 11 Local Deaf Associations all across Kosovo. The current number of individuals who have become members of their Local Deaf Association and have therefore joined the Kosovar Association of the Deaf now amount to more than 400 members.