The goal of this project is to generate new knowledge about how to promote the employment aspirations of deaf people in ways that meet their aspirations for sustainable livelihoods and reduce the inequalities associated with deafness. We aim to do this by using a local school for deaf people as a springboard to create permanent employment for members of one of the deaf communities in the Horn of Africa.
This knowledge is then shared with deaf people and related stakeholders (especially employers). The dissemination will be aimed at people in the local context and those researching the role of education in sustainable development outside the region. Knowledge gained from the project will contribute to understanding of the social, health, and economic barriers that deaf people face in the region, and in other deaf communities that face similar challenges. The research will engage critically with literature on the relationships between sign language, sustainable development and equal opportunities.