Deaf Aotearoa

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Deaf Aotearoa aims to create opportunities so Deaf people can achieve their aspirations.

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Deaf Aotearoa is the national organisation representing the voice of Deaf New Zealanders, and the national service provider for Deaf people in New Zealand, with 14 offices nationwide.

Deaf Aotearoa services are available to deaf people throughout their lives, from early childhood access to New Zealand Sign Language and transitioning from school to greater independence, to employment support and assistance with accessing equipment.

Deaf Aotearoa aims for full access and participation for Deaf people in Aotearoa, with the purpose of creating opportunities that enable Deaf people to achieve their aspirations. Deaf Aotearoa works closely with the Deaf community, government agencies and other organisations to strengthen rights for Deaf people.

Deaf Aotearoa also runs New Zealand Sign Language Week each year, to promote and celebrate New Zealand Sign Language as an official language of New Zealand.

Use of funds

Service delivery and operational costs are Deaf Aotearoa’s fundraising priorities. This can mean some projects, like building development or events, are dependent on donations and bequests. Most donations and bequests are made for general purposes, allowing Deaf Aotearoa to use these gifts wherever they are needed most. Donations and bequests given for a specific purpose are used as intended by the giver.

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Hawkes Bay Home Educators
Hawkes Bay Home Educators 3 days ago
We loved our sign language class today!
Deaf Aotearoa

Kia ora, we are thrilled you enjoyed your NZSL taster class. Thank you so much for supporting Deaf Aotearoa, we sincerely appreciate it. Happy NZSL Week :-)

Deaf Aotearoa
Emma 3 days ago
Appreciated the sign language quiz on newshub today - now have your slgn language dictionary app also. Would love to see more content like the quiz - it's educational.
Deaf Aotearoa

Hi Emma, thank you so much for your feedback, we're really pleased you enjoyed the quiz, and thank you for your donation and support, really appreciate it. Happy NZSL Week and keep signing :-)

Deaf Aotearoa
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 09 Sep 2020
Deaf Aotearoa

Thank you, we sincerely appreciate your support :-)

Deaf Aotearoa
Tim on 17 Aug 2020
Deaf Aotearoa

Thank you for your support :-)

Deaf Aotearoa
Linda on 03 Jul 2020
Deaf Aotearoa

Thank you so much, we really appreciate your support :-)

Deaf Aotearoa

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