Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: The Sudan (السودان)

Created 10 April 2000, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

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map of The Sudan

Flag: World flag database.
Map: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.

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Deaf and social services Deaf culture Deaf education & youth Deaf history and current events Organizations

Deaf and social services

Eisa, A. (2007, Febraury 2). GEDAREF-SUDAN: Fighting poverty within disable through ICT. We plan to make 3 telecentres for the first 25 deaf and divide them into groups. Each telecentre contain 2 copying machine, fax. 10 computers for typing and the revenue will be divided into two 50% to the deaf group and 50% will be used to establish a new telecentre for other group of disabled.

Deaf culture

World Federation of the Deaf membership information: Sudanese National Society for the Deaf. Contact info only. Scroll down to the country name.

Deaf education & youth

Hassan, I. K. (2000). Social upbringing and its effect on the academic studies of deaf children in Sudan.

Sudan - Associations/institutions providing training to disabled persons. See "People with hearing disability."

United Nations Human Rights website - Treaty bodies database - Document - State Party report - Sudan. (ii) The Al-Salmaby Institute for Deaf and Dumb Children ... 71. This Institute was established in 1978 and began its activities in 1980. It provides education - limited to the primary level - for deaf and dumb children; these children are later, if they so desire, enrolled in the Institute for the Vocational Training of Disabled Persons.

Deaf history and current events

Miles, M. (2005). Deaf people living and communication in African histories, c. 960s - 1960s. There is strong documentary evidence that deaf or hearing impaired men and women, girls and boys, did occupy social space and took roles across the full spectrum of life throughout Africa in earlier centuries, living lives like everyone else and also having some different experiences. Traces and signs of deaf people appear in many sorts of historical document, such as travellers' accounts, legal and genealogical records, government, institutional and missionary archives, linguistic studies, literature, folklore, religious narrative, mime, dance and drama. Many of their experiences have involved severe economic poverty and adversity, stigmatising attitudes and exclusionary practices; yet this has not been the norm everywhere in Africa, and many deaf people have shown great resilience, perseverance, humour and ingenuity in their dealings and communications with the non-deaf world.


Sudanese National Society for the Deaf - المجتمع القومي السوداني للصم.