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Deafness is both a cause and a consequence of poverty.
Poverty and poor health services mean that more children become deaf in developing countries. Often support services for deaf children and their families are not available, leading to further poverty and exclusion.
Education is the single most critical service that determines the life chances of deaf children. Many countries have laws granting all children the right to education but UNESCO estimates that 98% of disabled children in developing countries are not in school. Deaf children are being robbed of their potential by stigma, prejudice and a lack of appropriate resources.
Deaf Child Worldwide works with partners in the countries where need is greatest. We focus our work on the following areas: