Deaf led: demonstrating to D/deaf CYP that they can achieve and succeed
Committed to the integration of D/deaf and hearing people: through which we 'normalise' D/deafness and reduce stigma
Total communication in approach: using every communication means - sign language / spoken language - to adoption of safe behaviours
Innovative: using digital technologies to achieve scale and impact
Evidence led: using outcome and impact data to evidence sustainable change
Value for money: cost effective with no expensive overheads
Trusted professionals: consummate in our attention to detail
Robust: prepared to work on the issues in the geographies others won't go
The go-to partner of choice: for the global humanitarian, development and health community.
Through our three year strategy we will work towards the following Sustainable Development Goals;
D/deafness is the third largest disability globally (World Health Organisation, World Development Report, 2015) but the least resourced. Our work will seek to ‘normalise’ D/deafness through the integration of Deaf and hearing people; to demonstrate the value of joint working and to position DKI as role models for our partners such as Islamic Relief Worldwide and Oxfam.
D/deaf girls and young women experience endemic abuse. We will therefore champion gender equality and parity in all our work, empowering D/deaf girls to live safely and without fear of abuse.
DKI’s contribution to lasting health change is only possible when its EHDI model, toolkit resources and other innovations are translated into policies. It is now time for us to translate our learning and product outputs into policy and advocacy work that promotes attitudinal, systematic and procedural change; no D/deaf child will be left behind.
We will improve access to safeguarding and protection support through the use of innovative digital technologies that achieve scale, quality and impact.
The sequential means by which we will ensure D/deaf CYP are able to reduce their risk and vulnerability to abuse.
Through which we will achieve our strategic aims.