pic-phillipinesThe 2000 Philippine census states there are approximately 121,000 Deaf people living in the Philippines, and recent research indicates that unemployment among Deaf people may be 90-95%.

The Philippine Federation of the Deaf (PFD), has 18 member organizations serving various sub-cultures and regions of the Philippines. However, most of these organizations are run by only one or two people, making long-term sustainability a challenge. PFD has identified leadership succession and a need for increased organizational management training (leadership, strategic planning, fund development, government reporting, etc.) as their greatest needs for improvement.

To address these issues, PFD established the Sustainability Sub Committee in collaboration with DDW to: 1) Create an organizational management training manual accessible in written English and Filipino Sign Language, and 2) Provide workshops on various aspects of organizational management to member organizations and potential leaders.

DDW is working with the PFD Sustainability Sub Committee to ensure they have the resources and knowledge necessary to implement this plan, which will have a long-lasting impact on the Filipino Deaf community. This partnership is in effect from 2012-2015.

For more information, or to find out how you can support this project, please contact DDW’s International Programs Director, David Justice at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
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