The New Deaf Academy in Exmouth has been designed by Deaf people for Deaf people. It will deliver world-class education and residential care facilities that our inspiring students deserve. Our community appeal aims to raise £250,000 to make this happen.
Imagine the feeling of isolation when you can’t find a way to communicate with anyone. Not even your parents. You can’t understand what they are saying or make yourself heard. For many Deaf children this is an everyday reality.
We are a charity that gives isolated children the gift of language. We pride ourselves in teaching our visual learners a rich curriculum in both British Sign Language and English, but crumbling, outdated buildings limit the difference we can make for our Deaf young people.
Join us and help raise £250,000 to build our New Deaf Academy.
Our students believe they can achieve anything. With your support, the New Deaf Academy will mean there is no limit to their ambitions.
Kit out a bedroom, creating a safe, homely space for a student
Equip a specialist classroom to teach our visual learners
Install vital acoustics throughout the build to maximise access to sound
“I can remember the day I arrived. I was sat in the corner texting my mum: ‘Oh my god! I don’t even know how to sign or communicate with people!’ But, then something exceptional happened…"
“When I started teaching Molly drama I could see she had natural ability. It would be fantastic if she became a Deaf actor in the future as there are not many similar role models for Deaf young people.”
“It’s been a huge relief for us, because we are safe in the knowledge that he is being looked after and is going to have a great future. That’s enabled us to relax and to enjoy him for who he is.”