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Atfaluna Overview

Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children, is a registered Palestinian NGO located in Gaza City, has been working in the field of persons with hearing disabilities education and allied services since 1992. Literally thousands of deaf children and adults and their families are served annually at Atfaluna through persons with hearing disabilities education, audiology, speech therapy, income generating programs for the deaf, vocational training, parents', teachers’ and community training and awareness programs, and a host of other services and programs.

 

The organisation currently employs 134 permanent staff members of which 55% are deaf. Atfaluna’s services focus on serving persons with hearing disabilities in particular and the community in general. This focus comes in light of the inclusive development approach Atfaluna adopts to create an inclusive environment for persons with disabilities within an all-inclusive environment free of limitations.

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Our services

Improve the quality of children and adults with hearing disabilities by providing them with high-quality educational, health and social services.
 
 

Sign language

The sign language training program in ASDC welcomes all persons of the community with special emphasis on family members of people with hearing disabilities and other service provision community society staff members.

 

Early intervention

The early intervention program works to guide and assist families of newly diagnosed children with hearing disabilities during the early critical days through individually implemented plans.

 

kindergarten

The ASDC kindergarten is based on learning tyhhrough play and educational play corners. It aims to create positive change within the children’s hobbies, habits, skills and abilities

 

Atfaluna School

The schooling system at Atfaluna starts at kindergarten level and continues onto primary and middle school.

 

Vocational training program

The program offers short- and long-term training courses in a range of fields includin: product design, sewing, embroidery, carpentry, furniture production, furniture painting, upholstery, painting on wood, pottery production, pottery paining, arabesque design, jewellery making, photography, fabric and rug weaving.

 

Audiology Clinic

Audiology Clinic offers it services to the local community, the clinic employs audiology experts specialised in evaluating and diagnosing hearing problems and hearing aid fitting.

 

Community Centre

The Community Centre provides technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and building employability skills based on local market needs

 

crafts production unit

The crafts production unit includes crafts production units including: carpentry unit, sewing unit, embroidery, pottery production and design, painting on wood, rug and fabric weaving.

 

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Quotes about Atfaluna

Customer Testimonails

To the teachers and children, thank you for all you are doing.

Katherine Ashton

High Representative EU

Customer Testimonails

A beautiful experience of capacity, creativity. I so much appreciate the education, work, showing the ability to cope.

Bo SCHACK

Director, UNRWA

Customer Testimonails

I am impressed how much excellent work was done by the Palestinian community in this place. We can see that EU support could be effective.

Jerzy Buzek

President of the European Parliament

Customer Testimonails

On the behalf of the European people sincere thanks to the noble work you do.

Kristalina Georgieva

European Commissions for the Humanitarian Aid

Customer Testimonails

Congratulation. your dedication, commitment and sincerely have made miraculous a achievement in serving Palestinian community.

Riyad Zanon

Former Minister of Health

Customer Testimonails

Congratulations on a most noble endeavour that produces such beautiful things.

Martina Feeney

Representative of Ireland in Palestine

Customer Testimonails

It has been great privilege to visit you, I admire your wonderful work.

Mark Lowcock

Permanent Secretary, DFID, London

Customer Testimonails

Thank you for the hosbitality and Congratulation for the valuable activities

TAKEUCHI Haruhisa

Ambassador of Jaban

Customer Testimonails

Congratulation for the fantastic work you do, It gives us all hope.
Alexander Stubb
Foreign Minister of Finland

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