Deaf Haven

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"The Deaf community is made up of individuals – deaf, hard of hearing and hearing – who embrace and adopt Deaf culture and sign language as part of their self-identity. Deaf Culture is recognized under Article 30, paragraph 4, of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), which is signed and ratified by the Kenya government. Members of Deaf community refer to themselves as culturally "Deaf"(with a capital D), and sign language is their main mode of communication. Deaf artistes include musicians, comedians, poets, singers, actors, artists among other performers or/and entertainers. There are currently about 2.4 million Deaf persons out of 47 million Kenyans, comprising 5%"

Deaf Community

Core Flagship Programs

  • Deaf Music Studio Production Services
  • Deaf Women/Men Creative Talent Classes
  • Deaf Youth Transition and Development Income-Generation Activities (IGAs)

Deaf Haven is legally registered as a not-for-profit, tax exempt, International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) under Section 10 of the Societies Act of Kenya. It operates from its Headquarter office at Kiambu County, Kenya, as well as its four local satellite centres at Nairobi, Mombasa, Vihiga and Tana River counties. Its leadership team comprises of an exemplary and committed Executive Board of Deaf community members, as well as an astute management team, consultants and a host of interns and volunteers.
Deaf talent includes, but is not limited to:-

  1. Performing Arts: Music, Dance, Movement, Theatre, Directing, Producing, Stage choreography, Drama, Comedy, Karaoke Live
  2. Visual Arts: Drawing, Installation, Painting, Printmaking, Public art, Sculpture craft (Ceramics, Jewelry, Glass, Textile, Wood)
  3. Media Arts: Film & Animation, Digital Interactive, Video, Photography, Dee-Jay/Vee-Jay Turntablist, Audio-visuals & lights, mobile & web technology
  4. Literary Arts: Fiction & Non-fiction entertainment, Poetry, Storytelling, Kenya Sign Language history, Kenya Deaf culture museum
  5. Event Arts: Team-building activities & fun games, Yoga, Acrobatics, Acroyoga, Massage, Hair, jewelry, make-up & beauty art, costume & stage design, fashion show, cookery, Master of Ceremony (MC)

Deaf Music Production

Deaf Haven offers creative process development for deaf music production, which means there is a significant improvement on the creative and innovative quality of the product, service and production method of Deaf music. Improved ways to deliver the musical service of Deaf musicians while preserving their original knack and creativity ensures that these vulnerable persons have an equal chance to participate in society.