About 1% of the population in Ghana has hearing loss. The main challenge for the deaf community is communicating with the larger society so that they can have proper access to health, education and employment in their country. The Ghana National Association for the Deaf (GNAD) has the vision to break down communication barriers. They are appealing for the government to recognise Sign Language as an official language of the deaf in Ghana.
Shot in Ghana, this film is part of a series of 11 stories of change in good governance through the Mwananchi Project . This ODI project, funded by DFID, works to strengthen citizen engagement with governments across six African countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia).
The project is managed in Ghana by PDA Ghana, www.pdaghana.com
Filmed and directed by Dominique Chadwick