Our Motto

We Serve with Pride and Care

Who we Serve

DESK serves Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons of all ages, most of whom are young Deaf people from all backgrounds in Kenya.

Our Vision

To improve the lives and life chances of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons in the Republic of Kenya.

Our Mission

DESK advances Deaf persons’ independence and empowerment in Kenya by increasing access to economic resources and entrepreneurship, education and training, community leadership, human rights advocacy.

Who we are

A Leading Organization for and of the Deaf

Deaf Empowerment Society of Kenya (DESK) is a registered non-governmental, non-partisan, and not-for-profit organization for and of Deaf persons in Kenya. DESK was founded in 2013 and became fully operational in 2015 with its head office in Embu County, Kenya. DESK has an overarching goal of being a leading thought-leader in all matters affecting the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Kenya and all over the world as it seeks to ensure equal opportunities in all walks of life for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons residing in Embu County and throughout Kenya.

DESK was majorly established due to discrimination and prejudice against Deaf persons, in addition to the fact that there was no organization or program specifically targeting the needs of those persons. DESK established itself with the goal of equally supporting Deaf and hard of hearing people in Embu County and throughout Kenya to improve their standard of living. In pursuit of this goal, DESK has formed strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations, donors, experts, practitioners, and other key stakeholders. This support is in terms of human rights advocacy, health, education, and capacity building, and political, social, and economic empowerment.

Our Core Values


Everything we do is aimed at maintaining sustainability- primarily socio-economic.


Throughout DESK, we are made up of honest people and strive to be accountable to an utmost extent. We treat each other with respect and encouragement.


Creative and original solutions are used to tackle problems thus keeping DESK in a faced-paced globalized world.

Independent Growth

At DESK, we use a bottom-up approach meaning that our beneficiaries have ownership over our projects; therefore the development work that we do is allowed to take its natural cause and evolve.