Haiti Deaf Academy/ Akademi Soud Ayiti Bercy, Ouest, Haiti
Certified by Institute for Social Welfare/L’Institut du Bien-Etre Social et de Recherches (IBESR) since 2017.
Located on the campus on Lifesong MBO in Bercy, Haiti.
The Haiti Deaf Academy is a 501c3 residential school for deaf and hard of hearing Haitian children. As a first step, students are taught sign language and receive hearing devices and speech therapy if needed.
Key programs include:
Primary School Academics
Early Intervention Hearing Screening Program
See IMPACT for more about each program.
The need for the Haiti Deaf Academy became clear during our work with a community of deaf adults in Leveque, Haiti, as they relocated to permanent housing after losing their homes in the earthquake of 2010. Most adults in the community were not well educated, not job ready, and dependent on others for survival. The adult leaders in Leveque requested that our future efforts focus on the next generation through the offering of language development, academic education, life skills training, and spiritual development.
We are a non-profit, nondenominational Christian organization striving to educate, employ, empower, and encourage so that every Haitian child with a hearing loss may know and reach their God-given potential.
We offer a transformational program that leads to self-reliance by providing language, academic/vocational/life skills training, and physical and spiritual nourishment for deaf & hard of hearing children, their families and deaf adult staff.