Ethiopia Deaf Project

A voluntary organisation committed to raising funds for the education of Deaf children at the Ambo Lazarist Deaf School in Ethiopia. We have a special concern for Deaf children living in rural communities who are very marginalised and have no access to school.

Please help us, check out our events below ↓

Ambo Ramble 2022

June 2022

It’s that time of year again; run, walk, cycle, hop, climb – just get moving for a great cause! Make a donation below and nominate your friends to do the same.

Father’s Day 2022

For the Father who has everything, give the Father with less the joy of giving their child a safe nights sleep.

With your donation you will provide a father a new mattress and blanket for his child.

Make a donation below to receive a gift certificate.

Sexual Health Education Cards

As part of the “Day of Girls”, Sexual Health program that is run in the school, we wish to provide cards on the different aspects of sexual education to assist them in their understanding of this very important subject. Please help us to colour and design these cards.

Inspire and Empower

When children arrive at ALDS, it is often with eyes downcast , no voice, no smile, no name!
Join with us in our efforts to change this.
We would like you to create an inspiring and empowering video message for the children.

More Ways to Help ↓

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For €25 pm, YOU could unlock a child like Meserat's future!

Click to sponsor a child

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Could you be the 'Stitch in time'?

€5/month provides medical aid

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Give the gift of necessary school or accommodation supplies.

Click to see all gift options

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€10 pm will help support the teachers, the team behind the dream!

Click to support the teachers

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You can help support various community projects with a one-off or monthly payment.

Click to donate any amount

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Your donation will help us reach out to the most isolated deaf children

Every donation makes a difference

Mission & Vision

Our Vision: 

That Deaf children, in particular those who are living in rural communities in Ethiopia, can access their full right to a quality education (through sign language) and experience the joy of inclusion. 

Our Mission:

In partnership with the Ambo Lazarist Deaf School in Ethiopia, the EDP works to support and develop a school that: 

  • Is welcoming and inclusive;
  •  Understands and meets the educational needs of deaf children;
  •  Provides access to learning through Ethiopian Sign Language;
  • Challenges negative social and cultural attitudes that often leave deaf children isolated, stigmatised and lacking access to language, school or services;
  • Supports the on-going development of the school staff; 
  • Engages with the Department of Social Affairs to help promote awareness of deaf peoples’ abilities and needs.