Gambia Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (GADHOH)
The Gambia Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (GADHOH) was founded in 1992 by a group of deaf and hard of hearing youth to fight off the socio-economic injustice against them. GADHOH is committed to an empowerment, equity, and barrier-free society. With over 1000 memberships across the country, the association has been carrying out advocacy and awareness promotion activities targeting the general public for attitudinal change of government and society as well as economic empowerment of deaf persons. GADHOH has built its own school in Brikama with a student population of 150 deaf children. The association researched and developed The Gambia Sign Language as a means to facilitate communication for the deaf community and to expand opportunities for its members. Thanks to GADHOH’s work, today deaf people have become more aware of their human rights, and are gaining more information about the world surrounding them. Significantly, many deaf teachers continue to graduate from the Gambia College and the Gambia Technical Training Institute annually thanks to the association’s support.