Thank you for visiting our website where you will find lots of information about our project for deaf boys and girls and young men and women in Zimbabwe.
Deafness is a serious disability in Zimbabwe affecting children’s communication and education. Most deaf children in Zimbabwe have hearing parents who are not aware of the signs of deafness and are not expecting to have communication challenges with their child. Nzeve is an organisation of deaf and hearing men and women that reaches out to families and communities across Manicaland, with deaf awareness, early identification and intervention for deaf children and support to their families.
The centre has a number of programmes including:
- early childhood education using sign language and visual, participatory activities.
- support group for families of deaf children
- outreach to communities with awareness programmes.
- life skills training for deaf youth – including vocational skills and health programmes.
- support to resource units for the deaf in local schools in collaboration with Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education.
In addition, caregivers of children with disabilities are taught business skills, form savings groups and are encouraged to provide for the needs of their child. An inclusion programme raises awareness among other NGOs for the support of children with disabilities.
NZEVE Deaf Children’s Centre is located in the high density suburb of Sakubva, Mutare in eastern Zimbabwe.
- NZEVE Preschool: Monday – Friday, 8am – 12pm
- Sanganai Youth Training Project: Tuesday – Friday, 8am – 4pm
- Sanganai Deaf Social Club for deaf youth and adults: Saturday, 1pm
- Hearing Tests: Monday – Friday, from 12pm onwards
- Parents’ Support Group: Wednesdays and Saturdays