Equipping, Raising Awareness and Advocating Change
Inspired by the reality of the need, Siloam: 256 was established in 2020 in response to the much-needed change. We are a UK based organisation working to support individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing in Uganda. Here you can learn more about who we are and what we do.
We set the goals, then work to achieve them.
We are working to support young people with hearing impairments by equipping them with vocational skills. This is aimed at providing economic independence through the training, followed by reintegration into their hearing communities and to work independently as entrepreneurs in hearing environments; whilst raising awareness of their skills and abilities.
We are working with a team in Uganda who are hearing, to support the deaf in attaining skills and applying them to achieve long term work within their local communities. All team members are to learn sign language in order to support our belief that inclusivity is achievable. We believe that showcasing our deaf apprentices working alongside hearing team members committed to inclusivity will be a window of opportunity to give the public momentum to join our cause and raise awareness of the needs of the deaf community and the value of learning sign language.
"Act as if what you do makes a difference.