• To facilitate a better future
    for Deaf people
    The use of sign language to break the communication
    CHAVITA promotes economic empowerment by linking Deaf people with sources of capital, trainings, and income
    generation activities provided by CHAVITA, as well as with those provided by other stakeholders.
  • Fund Raising
    To achieve our goals CHAVITA request for contribution from well wishers,
    individual, organizations, funding institutions from over the World
    to facilitate smoothly operation and project that have great impact to the
    lives of Deaf people in United Republic of Tanzania

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Improve the Deaf people life standards

Deaf people are more likely to have incomes below the poverty line and have no assets to cushion themselves against shocks, they are more vulnerable socially and economically.

Educate the Deaf people in Tanzania

Cushion themselves against shocks, they are more vulnerable socially and economically. They are more likely to have lower education and poorer health, and to be poorly nourished, they are often outside of social services and social security, segregated, discriminated against and denied the right to use their own language.

Sign Language Development

This programme aims to increase awareness and usage of Tanzanian Sign Language (TSL) amongst Deaf and hearing people. This is achieved through provision of sign language training, co-ordination of an interpretation service, undertaking TSL research and production of the TSL Dictionary and other related materials.

Recent Projects

  • Poverty Reduction Project
    The objective of this project is to enhance self reliance of the Tanzanian Deaf, especially women and youths in the 7 project regions of Kagera, Kigoma, Singida, Mtwara, Lindi, Kilimanjaro and Arusha.

  • Sign Language Training & Advocacy Project in Tanzania
    The objective of this project is to strengthen sign language development in Tanzania at district levels through training sign language to trainers, deaf people, parents of deaf and service providers.
  • Sexual Reproductive Health Rights to Youths Project
    This project aims at sensitizing deaf youths girls to boys aged 10 to 24 years on sexual health rights and equipping them with life skills for combating HIV/AIDS and poverty.