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:

Life Skills

Primary School Academics

Parent Education

Community Education

Early Intervention Hearing Screening Program

See IMPACT for more about each program.

OUR STORY

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.

Vision Statement

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.

Haiti Deaf Academy

Mission Statement

We offer a transformational program that can lead 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.

Haiti Deaf Academy