South Africa: Social Media Communication Academy

DeafNET is a world class network of knowledge and expertise in the interest of people who experience deafness and related communication barriers on the continent of Africa. We will train deaf people to tell their own story’s by means of utilizing there video function on their mobile phones or other video facility’s to their disposal. Techniques like subtitling & narration will be taught to empower them with video as a means of communication across the Deaf boundaries. Those who are deaf, who were not able to write, can now also communicate/express themselves with video.


  • Use of multimedia to give a voice to disadvantaged groups especially those who had been abandoned by this social media boom is a brilliant idea. This social media academy will also be providing a remedy to a problem most governments in Africa have been facing to successfully incorporating the use of ICT or its many platforms in their implementation frame works for their disability policies.

  • Makhosini P Makhubu

    Swaziland want to be included in this wonderful training and involve its young generations by sharing their stories onlne via this site RisingVoice.

  • Ngu Isidore

    Thank you so much, I am understanding read all what do they said about things but I accept training go there in country. thanks by Ngu

  • deva willemse

    #One Love DeafNet Love..
    Excellent idea to empower the Deaf..
    #excited much <3
    Keep up the good work
    God Bless 🙂

  • Darshan Willemse

    Great Idea!! (: and a great way to empower the deaf..::
    Excited about it..
    And I wish DeafNet all the best..::
    God Bless

  • Keep up the good work!

  • Zurita

    Great idee!

  • brenda strydom

    Awesome!danki vr jul harde werk,sEen bid ek oor jul werksaamhede

  • Cornelus Willemse

    With your experience in multi-media this project will be a huge success. Good luck the DeafNET team.

  • This gives new meaning to the Disability Sector’s phrase “Nothing about us without us”. DeafNET is providing another platform for participation

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