Asian Deaf Friendship Aid Project

INTRODUCTION

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Heartfelt greeting from Japanese Federation of the Deaf. I will introduce you to our Asian Deaf Friendship Aid Project.

In 1996, Japanese Federation of the Deaf established the “Asian Deaf Friendship Fund” as one of the projects to commemorate its 50th anniversary.

The Asian Deaf Friendship Fund provided several support with the aim of helping to promote and improve educational opportunities for deaf people, with special focus on promoting education of deaf children. for deaf children.

In 2013, the name of the Fund was changed into “Asian Deaf Friendship Aid Project” alongside JFD’s organizational transition in 2013. Still, we continue to offer same funding assistance as before the organizational transition.

We publish an annual newsletter written in Japanese to raise awareness among the domestic public regarding the actual situation of deaf community and deaf education in Asia so as to obtain cooperation for fund collect in Japan.

OBJECTIVES

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The objectives of Asian Deaf Friendship Aid Project is to implement projects that will facilitate the improvement of deaf education in Asian countries.

Fund raising of Asia Deaf Friendship Aid Project is financed by regular contributions from donors (mainly deaf people and sign language interpreters) who agree to support the objectives of this project, and by funds collected through fund raising activities conducted by JFD and its 47 affiliated associations.

EXAMPLES OF OUR SUPPORT

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Let me introduce you to two examples that JFD supported in the past. One example is in Nepal. For many years, Asian Deaf Friendship Fund had offered scholarship grant for deaf students to Gandaki Deaf Association who has operates it deaf school in Nepal since 2002. Among the scholarship students, someone have succeeded to get the college education, others entered the vocational school and succeeded to become confectionary worker.

Another example is the support to create DVD in Sri Lanka Sign Language. As one parts of education in Sri Lanka Sign language, they created DVD that explains in the story of Buddha with many beautiful picture images.

As seen earlier, Asia Deaf Friendship Aid Project has benefited deaf education in mainly Asian countries.

REQUIREMENT FOR APPLICANT

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The applicant must be an Ordinary Member of World Federation of the Deaf, or Even if not WFD OM, a deaf organization who has nomination approved by the WFD OM can make application.

For a long-term project, the maximum budget is JPY500,000.

For a single project, the maximum budget is JPY1,000,000.

If the project budget would exceed the maximum above, the applicant shall give the reason for the excess. The reasons will be taken into consideration.

It may be possible to combine other fund grants. Please clearly express information on budget by other funds in the application documents.

For support to deaf schools, documents including general information regarding the school shall be attached to application documents.

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

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Please download the application form by clicking the button below.

DOWNLOAD the FORM

Then fill in the form, please.

  1. Applicant/Contact Information (name of organization and contact)
  2. Project Information
  3. Project Budget

For Project Information in the above 2, we may accept the submission of the video in International Sign.

SUBMISSION

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For submission, please send the forms by email to adff@jfd.or.jp .

If you would like to submit a large size of video, please contact us by email in advance for our preparation to receive your submission.

FINALLY

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We look forward to more applications.

CONTACT ADDRESS

Asian Deaf Friendship Aid Project
c/o Japanese Federation of the Deaf
SK Bldg. 8F, 130 Yamabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku,
Tokyo 162-0801, JAPAN
Phone: +81-3-3268-8847 (Japanese speaking only)
Fax: +81-3-3267-3445 (English / Japanese)
email: adff@jfd.or.jp

IMPLEMENTED PROJECTS

Fiscal Year Recipient Country Recipients Support Provided
FY 1999 Nepal Purwanchal School for the Deaf Provided funds to enlarge the Deaf School building
Thailand 12 students at the Nontaburi School for the Deaf Scholarships
8 students at Chiangmai School for the Deaf
FY 2000 Thailand 12 students at the Nontaburi School for the Deaf Scholarships
8 students at the Chiangmai School for the Deaf
FY 2001 Nepal Shreejana Secondary School operated by the Gandaki Deaf Association (a branch of the Nepal Federation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) Provided school bus needed to enable children to commute to the school
Thailand 23 students at the Nontaburi School for the Deaf Scholarships
8 students at the Chiangmai School for the Deaf
1 student at the Nakon Praton School for the Deaf
FY 2002 Nepal 30 students at the Shreejana Secondary School operated by the Gandaki Deaf Association (a branch of the Nepal Federation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) Scholarships
Shreejana Secondary School operated by the Gandaki Deaf Association (a branch of the Nepal Federation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) Provided badminton sets for school children
Shreejana Secondary School operated by the Gandaki Deaf Association (a branch of the Nepal Federation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) Provided PCs and surrounding equipment needed for communications
Thailand 23 students at the Nontaburi School for the Deaf Scholarships
8 students at the Chiangmai School for the Deaf
1 student at the Nakon Praton School for the Deaf
FY 2003 Nepal 30 students at the Shreejana Secondary School operated by the Gandaki Deaf Association Scholarships
15 students at the Shree Manakamana Deaf School operated by the Gorkha Association of the Deaf (a branch of the Nepal Federation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) Scholarships
Thailand 23 students at the Nontaburi School for the Deaf Scholarship
8 students at the Chiangmai School for the Deaf
1 student at the Nakon Praton School for the Deaf
Pakistan Pakistan Association of the Deaf Subsidy for publication of sign language books for children
Myanmar   Provided funds to purchase a tricycle vehicle
FY 2004 Nepal 30 students at the Shreejana Secondary School operated by the Gandaki Deaf Association Scholarships
15 students at the Shree Manakamana Deaf School operated by the Gorkha Association of the Deaf Scholarships
Thailand 23 students at the Nontaburi School for the Deaf Scholarships
8 students at the Chiangmai School for the Deaf
1 student at the Nakon Praton School for the Deaf
FY 2005 Nepal 30 students at the Shreejana Secondary School operated by the Gandaki Deaf Association Scholarships
Shreejana Secondary School operated by the Gandaki Deaf Association Provided construction fee for rain water drainage and land-leveling of the school playground
15 students at the Shree Manakamana Deaf School operated by the Gorkha Association of the Deaf Scholarships
Thailand 23 students at the Nontaburi School for the Deaf Scholarships
8 students at the Chiangmai School for the Deaf
1 student at the Nakon Praton School for the Deaf
Myanmar Madalay School for the Deaf Provided TV/DVD sets
Yangon Deaf Association Provided funds for activities
Mandalay & Yangon School for the Deaf Provided stationery for school children
FY 2006 Nepal 30 students at the Shreejana Secondary School operated by the Gandaki Deaf Association Scholarships
15 students at the Shree Manakamana Deaf School operated by the Gorkha Association of the Deaf Scholarships
Thailand 23 students at the Nontaburi School for the Deaf Scholarships
8 students at the Chiangmai School for the Deaf
1 student at the Nakon Praton School for the Deaf
Myanmar Mandalay School for the Deaf Provided funds to purchase gasoline for school bus and to conduct surveys of Deaf children not attending school
Mary Chapman School for the Deaf Provided electronic sewing machines and knitting machines
Mandalay & Yangon School for the Deaf Provided stationery for school children
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Central Federation of the Deaf Provided funds to Deaf victims of the tsunami who lost equipment to run their business
Japan National Research Association of Sign Language Interpretation Provided funds to enable sign language interpreters from developing countries of A/P to attend the WASLI Asia conference
FY 2007 Nepal 30 students at the Shreejana Secondary School operated by the Gandaki Deaf Association Scholarships
Shreejana Secondary School operated by the Gandaki Deaf Association Provided funds for maintenance and repair of the school bus
15 students at the Shree Manakamana Deaf School operated by the Gorkha Association of the Deaf Scholarships
Thailand 23 students at the Nontaburi School for the Deaf Scholarships
8 students at the Chiangmai School for the Deaf
1 student at the Nakon Praton School for the Deaf
Myanmar Mandalay School for the Deaf Provided a video camera
FY 2008 Nepal 30 students at the Shreejana Secondary School operated by the Gandaki Deaf Association Scholarships
15 students at the Shree Manakamana Deaf School operated by the Gorkha Association of the Deaf Scholarships
FY 2009 Nepal 30 students at the Shreejana Secondary School operated by the Gandaki Deaf Association Scholarships
15 students at the Shree Manakamana Deaf School operated by the Gorkha Association of the Deaf Scholarships
FY 2010 Nepal 30 students at the Shreejana Secondary School operated by the Gandaki Deaf Association Scholarships
15 students at the Shree Manakamana Deaf School operated by the Gorkha Association of the Deaf
Sri Lanka Sign Language DVD making project for Sri Lanka Deaf school teachers and students Provided funds
FY 2011 Nepal 11 students at the Shreejana Secondary School operated by the Gandaki Deaf Association Scholarships
FY 2012 Nepal 9 students at the Shreejana Secondary School operated by the Gandaki Deaf Association Scholarships
FY 2013 Nepal 7 students at the Shreejana Secondary School operated by the Gandaki Deaf Association Scholarships
FY 2014 Nepal 3 students at the Shreejana Secondary School operated by the Gandaki Deaf Association Scholarships
FY 2015 Nepal 2 students at the Shreejana Secondary School operated by the Gandaki Deaf Association Scholarships

Other projects consistent with the objectives of this fund:

2000- Published, “Asian Deaf Friendship Fund TOMONOKAI News” (News letter in Japanese)
2001- Cosponsored, “Seminar on Asian Sign Language” (in Japan)
2002, June  Invited Deaf students from Nepal and Thailand to Japan

IF YOU WISH TO SEND YOUR KIND DONATIONS

Donations can be made through bank transfer:

Mizuho Bank
Branch: Edogawabashi Branch
Account No: 1831327
Account Holder: Japanese Federation of the Deaf
(President Fujisaburo Ishino)