Our work is encompassed in four key themes. Our programs, devised in partnership with our local partners, cross fertilise these themes- making them unique, different and importantly - Deaf led!
We’re about ensuring that D/deaf people are able to self-determine and self advocate; accessing support in the communication choice- eg. Sign Language, sign supported aural method, oral method or other. Whatever it is – Deaf have a RIGHT to self express and self represent!
That D/deaf people have a right to be protected from physical, mental, sexual, violent abuse and neglect. That they have a right to protection.
That Professionals working with Ergon understand the rights of D/deaf and accord them appropriate access and protection.
Our work is rights based and we expect all our partners to be the same.
We want D/deaf people to develop skills for work and to ensure sustainable employment and livelihood opportunities.
Those Deaf people who head up a family or who are caring for sick parents/siblings have the right to work.
We want to support local D/deaf enterprises and entrepreneurship; to enable the development of self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-determination – to empower D/deaf people to be whom they want to be!