DESK DLDP program Graduation Caught on Cameras
The DLDP program is aired by Mbugi TV Station.
DLDP Training Progress One - Read More
First day of entrepreneurship training at Foundations college, Kathageri.
DLDP Trainees Checking In - Read More
Deaf trainees checking in for Deaf entrepreneurship training
The Deaf Livelihood Development Program - Read More
The long awaited entrepreneurship training program, DLDP, kicked off on 31st August 2017
Business Training - Read More
Deaf livelihood Development Program still in progress.
Who we are

Who we are

We are an NGO for and of Deaf persons in Kenya and seek to ensure equal opportunities in all walks of life for Deaf persons in Embu and throughout Kenya.

Who we are

What we do

To achieve our mission we have created various programs to promote involvement in supporting the needs of the young Deaf persons within the community.

Who we are

Support Us

In order to meet our mission and provide services in our community, we rely on the generosity of individuals like you and businesses for support.


DESK was majorly established due to discrimination and prejudice against Deaf persons, in addition to the fact that there was no organisation or program specifically targeting the needs of those persons. DESK established itself with the goal of equally supporting deaf persons in Embu County and throughout Kenya to improve their standard of living. This support is in terms of human rights advocacy, education and training, political, social and economic empowerment.

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Our Projects

At DESK we aim at improving lives and life chances of the Deaf and Hard of hearing
persons in the Republic of Kenya.


Mr. & Ms. Deaf Kenya

Teaching contestants to learn about themselves, to foster independence, and to identify individual strengths and collaborative efforts which creating public awareness about HIV/AIDs, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Poverty.



Leadership & Capacity Building

Equipping deaf and emerging leaders with the necessary leadership knowledge, skills and experience to transform their small organizations and networks at grass root levels in-order to the improve living standards of Deaf persons.



Education, Research & Development

Unique focus on access to education for Deaf children and youth by promoting and supporting positive models of inclusive education in Deaf schools, preschools and other centers of learning where need arises.



Sexual & Gender-based Violence Prevention

We are concerned about the growing and increasing cases of SGBV against Deaf women and girls. We investigate their causes, address them and work towards preventing their further occurence.



Deaf Livelihoods Development

Implement a sustainable initiative aimed at empowering Deaf people and their families across the nation to lift themselves out of poverty through self-employment, economic activities and inclusive business development.



Kenyan Sign Language Training

We recognize the need to bridge the communication gap that exists between Deaf and hearing people in our society and we have established the first ever Kenyan Sign Language training program in Embu County.



Fellowship Church of the Deaf

DESK, in partnership with ACK St Paul’s Cathedral, established a Deaf church namely, Fellowship Church of the Deaf (FCD). DESK believes that deaf people can and should be the leaders of their own church and church programs.



Human Rights and Justice Program

DESK works to create public awareness of key legal rights affecting the rights and interests of Deaf citizens. The assumption is that Deaf people will demand enforcement of their rights only if they are aware of them.


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