The Deaf are approximately 1% of the population and often go through life without knowing other Deaf. ICCD brings the Deaf together from numerous villages to build relationships and provide support from a Christian perspective.
Most of the Deaf in developing countries have no ability to read, write, or communicate beyond simple gestures. We educate the Deaf in reading, writing, and language to a 5th grade level to help them integrate into society and be able to secure a job, thereby providing for themselves and their families.
We partner with local churches to develop programs and services for the Deaf. We provide missionaries and/or train nationals in the local church to interpret the spoken Gospel so that the Deaf can hear and receive the Good News of Jesus Christ.