Deaf people’s lives in the Pacific.
Deaf Pacific is dedicated to enrich Deaf people’s lives in the Pacific. It works exclusively with the Deaf in order to improve access to education, employment and social inclusiveness.
The Deaf Pacific is a voluntary organisation based in the United Kingdom and is run by a Trustee that comprises Deaf and Hearing professionals. It was formed in February 2002 to represent Deaf people all over the Pacific Islands who share a common cultural identity, united by common shared need to be fully empowered.
Our areas of operations we intend to cover the whole of Pacific Islands where sizeable community of the Deaf exist, and have as priority the following Islands below.
18.0000° S, 178.0000° E
15.3767° S, 166.9592° E
0.5228° S, 166.9315° E
Papua New Guinea
6.3150° S, 143.9555° E
Why do we go to the Pacific?
While beautiful beaches adorn these Islands, and tourism businesses boom, indigenous population, among whom the Deaf are to be found, still do not benefit from the abundance of this natural resources. Many families are barely able to provide school lunches and daily transportation to school for their children. Families with children living with disabilities are most affected. Stigma and misconceptions, wrongly attached to the disability of deafness, further aggravated the situation for Deaf people.
Children no access to formal education
Hundreds live in remote villages reached only by motor boats
Most of the Islands cannot boast one a deaf person who has benefited from post-primary education
How You Can Get Involved or Support Deaf Pacific
There are several ways and opportunities for individual who are Deaf or hearing to be involved in the work of Deaf Pacific. You can choose whichever is comfortable and convenient for you. The following are ways you can be involved.
Deaf Pacific Facebook Page
Deaf Pacific Charity is dedicated to enrich Deaf people’s lives in the Pacific. It works exclusively with the Deaf in order to improve access to education, employment and social inclusiveness.