ECF is established to be a charity with the purpose of creating awareness for the Hearing Impaired and Deaf communities through education and advocacy, as well as bridging the gap between the Hearing Impaired, Deaf and Hearing communities.
We provide practical support to counter the stigma faced within and outside the Deaf community in order to promote open-minded and stable societies. We are fully aware of the scale of the task. Over recent years we have witnessed the lack of humanity and discrimination that the society has shown towards the hearing impaired individuals. Also the killings and displacements of thousands of hearing impaired children in the society.
But we believe that the world faces a stark choice. Closed mindedness, where hearing impairment is seen as a threat and diversity and difference as a danger. Or the alternative open-minded approach to the hearing impaired and deaf community, which can lead to tolerant and stable societies.
The work we do, and the work of many others, is not just about the uprooting of stigma, but the uprooting of the thinking and philosophy behind it. There is no answer to this problem that doesn’t start, and continue, with the importance of educating our young people and exposing them to other’s views.