Who are we?

We are a Kenyan indigenous not for profit organization, working with communities, governments, civil society organizations and development partners for an inclusive and accessible society for deaf children and youth. DAI believes that disability is caused by the way society is organized, rather than by a person’s impairment. We exist to remove the barriers that society has placed before deaf children and their families.

We do this through our four thematic programs; Mentorship and Role model, Deaf Child Rights, Sustainable Livelihoods for deaf youths and Kenyan Sign language. The organization works in seven counties; Nairobi, Nakuru, Kilifi, Kitui, Garrissa, Kakamega and Kisumu.


A world where people believe deaf children and young People can and are valued equally and included.


The mission of DAI is to enable Deaf Children and Youth to actualize their full and true potentials in order to live decently in all spheres of life.

Our Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Integrity
  • Quality
  • Accountability
  • Transparency

Guiding Principles

  • Believing in our Ability
  • Working with communities
  • Capacity building
  • Quality