Creative Hands of Deaf Women (CHDW)
Creative Hands of Deaf Women (CHDW) is a non-profit social organization devoted to the vulnerability of deaf women by providing them with training and various kinds of support. Women with hearing disabilities in need live independent and enjoying their dignity life.
The CHDW is to help protect and promote deaf women’s linguistic rights in Nepal. Many people are living a pitiable life due to deafness and impaired hearing. We teach them to sign language and give them training in different skills so that they can engage in some income-generating activities and become self-dependent. That’s the main thing our entire efforts and enterprise are focused upon.
Women with hearing disabilities need are transformed through Sign Language, Vocational training and life skill training.
Due to many social problems created by continued political instability in the country, it is impossible for deaf people to obtain any kind of support from the government. Although, the country is now said to be in peace process, it hasn’t been able to find any political outlet so far. The Constituent Assembly, too, has failed to make the new constitution. Instead, CA itself has been dissolved which has put the country’s future in confusion.
Creative Hands of Deaf Women is a non-profit social organization established in 2011. Seven women organized this organisation, among them four are deaf and three are hearing. Before establishing this office we were working in a deaf association which was assisted by the Swedish government for 19 years. After the project ended, we made up our mind to help deaf women. In order to put our experience in this field and put it for the benefit of needy people through this project, we established this creative hands of deaf women (CHDW). Since its establishment, we are working hard to empower deaf people and improve their lifestyle. So we are looking for support from around the world. CHDW itself had no income source of its own to implement project the project activities neither the government provides any assistance.
Therefore, CHDW need your valuable supports to help run this project. It has so many ideas and programs to how to help the deaf women of Nepal. At present, there are eight (10) deaf students who are receiving our support.