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Ethiopian National Association of the Deaf (ENAD)

P.O. Box 21359

Addis Ababa

Voice: +251 11 122 2517

+251 11 122 2517 / 16

Fax: +251 11 122 2517

Phone: +251-911-682679 – text messaging (reaches chairperson Mr. Tesfaya Gedlu)

enad@ethionet.et

Description: ENAD represents the Ethiopian deaf community and runs a pre-school for deaf children.

Ethiopian National Association of the DeafBlind (ENADB)

PO Box 32041, Addis Ababa

Phone: +251-11-555086

enadb@ethionet.et

Description: Contacts: Ms. Roman Mesfin, Chairperson; Ms. Mekdim Mengistu, Board member and interpreter; Ms. Yeshiemebet Dagn, General Manager (Volunteer).

Cross-Disability Organizations in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Federation of Persons with Disabilities

Adelyn Flats – 4B

P.O. Box 18430 Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

Arada sub city, Kebele 11/12 House No. 1171

Phone: 251 1 232553/54/55 and 251-1-225254

Fax: 251-1-225255

efpd@telecom.net.et

The Federal Democratic Republic Ethiopia Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

Mr. Assefa Ashengo, Rehabilitation Department Manager

P.O. Box 2056 Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

Kirkos Subcity, Kebele 32.

Phone: 251 1 537971

Fax: 251-1-518396 or 251-1-515316

asefaagago@hotmail.com

molsa.comp@telecom.net.et

Ethiopia Embassy

47 Charles Street

Bailey’s Muckleneuk

Brooklyn, 0181Pretoria

Postal: P.O. Box 11469

Hatfiled, 0028

Phone: 012 346 3542

Fax: 012 346 3867

asefaagago@hotmail.com

Office of the Executive Secretary (OES)

Mr. K.Y. Amoako, Executive Secretary

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

P.O. Box 3005

Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

Phone: 251 1 517200/ 251 1 511231

Fax: 251 1 514416

asefaagago@hotmail.com

molsa.comp@telecom.net.et

Deaf Schools in Addis Ababa City Administration, Ethiopia

Akaki

PO Box 21, Akaki, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 11 434-0180

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. Special class/unit in a government school in Akaki, Addis Ababa.

ENAD Pre-School for deaf children

PO Box 21359, Ketchene, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Phone:

(251) 11 442-2315

Description: Run by the Ethiopian National Association of the Deaf (ENAD).In Ketchene, Addis Ababa.

Mekanisa School for the Deaf

Phone: (251) 11 321-0002

Description: Teaches from preschool to Grade 8. Was formerly a non-government deaf school and is now an inclusive education school. In Mekanisa, Addis Ababa.

Yekatit 23

PO Box 513, Mesalemia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 11 276-8120

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. Special class/unit in a government school in Mesalemia, Addis Ababa.

Alfa School for the Deaf

PO Box 31908, Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 11 618-3496

Description: A government-run deaf school that teaches from preschool to Grade 8. In Bole, Addis Ababa.

Victor School for the Deaf

Phone: (251) 11 651-0347

Description: A non-governmental deaf school that teaches up to Grade 5. In Shola, Addis Ababa.

Menelik II Secondary School

Phone: (251) 11 123 4228

Description: Teaches Grades 9-10. Special class/unit in a government school in Arat Kilo, Addis Ababa.

Menelik II Primary School

Phone: (251) 11 123-2866

Description: Teaches from preschool to Grade 8. Special class/unit in a government school in Arat Kilo, Addis Ababa.

Sibiste Negase

PO Box 120183, Nifas Silk, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 11 442-2315

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. Special class/unit in a government school in Nifas Silk, Addis Ababa.

ENAD Preschool for the Deaf

PO Box 21359, Ketchene, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 11 122-2517

Description: A non-governmental preschool in Ketchene, Addis Ababa.

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Deaf Schools in Amhara, Ethiopia

Amba Giorgis

[Please inform WDIRP if you are able to assist with contact information for this school.]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Amba Giorgis, Amhara.

Bakel Primary School

c/o Finote Selam Town Administration

Attn: Gashu Girma

PO BOX 48

Finote Selam, Ethiopia

gashugirma@yahoo.com

Description: This primary school provides education for deaf, deafblind, and disabled students for grades 1-8. Students are taught Ethiopian Sign Language as well as American Sign Language. There are also income generating programs offered for students needing financial support

Melka Kole

Phone: (251) 33 331-1037

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Woldiya, Amhara.

Masha

PO Box 999, Mekdela, Amhara, Ethiopia

Description: A special class/unit in a government school in Mekdela, Amhara.

Adet

[Please inform WDIRP if you are able to assist with contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Adet, Amhara.

Kosober

[Please inform CIPS if you are able to assist with contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Enhibara, Amhara.

Dembecha

[Please inform WDIRP if you are able to assist with contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Dembecha, Amhara.

Yekatit 23

[Please inform WDIRP if you are able to assist with contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Bahir Dar, Amhara.

Mengesha Jenberie

PO Box 25, Dangla, Amhara, Ethiopia

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Dangla, Amhara.

Tigil Frie

PO Box 462, Dessie, Amhara, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 33 111-1413

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Dessie, Amhara.

Efeson No. 1

PO Box 45, Attaye, Amhara, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 33 661-0205

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Attaye, Amhara.

Tabor

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 6. A special class/unit in a government school in Debre Tabor, Amhara.

Ras Bit. Mengesha Ateikem

[Please inform WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Bure, Amhara.

Lege-Amhara

PO Box 999, Mekane Selam, Amhara, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 33 111-5420

Description: Teaches up to Grade 2. A special class/unit in a government school in Mekane Selam, Amhara.

Leu. Gen. Hailu Kebede

PO Box 32, Sekotta, Amhara, Ethiopia

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Sekotta, Amhara.

Nigus Teklehaymanot

[Please inform WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Debre Markos, Amhara.

Akesta

Phone: (251) 33 111-7014

Description: Teaches up to Grade 2. A special class/unit in a government school in Akesta, Amhara.

Tsadiku Yohannes

[Please inform WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Gonder, Amhara.

Nefas Mawucha

[Please inform WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Nefas Mawucha, Amhara.

Kombolcha School for the Deaf

PO Box 261, Kombolcka, Amhara, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 33 551-0410

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A government-run deaf school in Kombolcka, Amhara.

Atse Zera Yaecob

PO Box 34, Debre Birhan, Amhara, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 11 681-1159

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Debre Birhan, Amhara.

Dur-Bete

[Please inform WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Dur-Bete, Amhara.

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Deaf Schools in Benishangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia

Kamashi

Phone: (251) 57 772-0052

Description: Teaches up to Grade 3. A special class/unit in a government school in Kamashi, Benishangul-Gumuz.

Assosa

Phone: (251) 57 775-0432

Description: Teaches up to Grade 3. A special class/unit in a government school in Assosa, Benishangul-Gumuz.

Deaf Schools in Dire Dawa Administration Council, Ethiopia

Afe-Teisa

PO Box 2595, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 25 111-1408

Description: Teaches up to Grade 8. A special class/unit in a government school in Dire Dawa, Dire Dawa.

Sabbian

Phone: (251) 25 111-1408

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Dire Dawa, Dire Dawa.

Deaf Schools in Gambella, Ethiopia

Ras Gobena

Phone: (251) 47 551-0055

Description: Teaches up to Grade 1. A special class/unit in a government school in Gambella, Gambella.

Deaf Schools in Harari, Ethiopia

Harar School for the Deaf

PO Box 239, Harar, Harari, Ethiopia

Description: Teaches preschool to Grade 8. A government-run deaf school in Harar, Harari.

Deaf Schools in Oromiya, Ethiopia

Adama No. 2

PO Box 515, Adama, Oromiya, Ethiopia

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Adama, Oromiya.

Adola

[Please inform WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 2. A special class/unit in a government school in Adola, Oromiya.

Agaro

Phone:

(251) 47 221-1378

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Agaro, Oromiya.

Ambo

PO Box 125, Ambo, Oromiya, Ethiopia

Description:Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Ambo, Oromiya.

Bishoftu

[Please inform WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Bishoftu, Oromiya.

Bore

[Please inform WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Bore-Guji, Oromiya.

Chancho PO Box 999, Chancho, Oromiya, Ethiopia

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Chancho, Oromiya.

Chelenko No. 1

PO Box 999, Chelenko, Oromiya, Ethiopia

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Chelenko, Oromiya.

Chiro No. 1

PO Box 132, Chiro, Oromiya, Ethiopia

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Chiro, Oromiya.

Deder

PO Box 12, Deder, Oromiya, Ethiopia

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Deder, Oromiya.

Degem

[Please inform WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 2. A special class/unit in a government school in Degem, Oromiya.

Ejere Chengere PO Box 999, Addis Alem, Oromiya, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 11 283-0004

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Addis Alim, Oromiya.

Enango

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description:Teaches up to Grade 2. A special class/unit in a government school in Enango, Oromiya.

Fiche, Abiyot Frie

Phone: (251) 11 335-0176

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Fiche, Oromiya.

Funyan Bira

PO Box 27, Gursum, Oromiya, Ethiopia

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Gursum, Oromiya.

Galama

PO Box 125, Bale Robe, Oromiya, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 22 265-1069

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Bale Robe, Oromiya.

Gebre Guracha

Phone: (251) 11 331-0055

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Gebre Guracha, Oromiya.

Ginji

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 2. A special class/unit in a government school in Gimbi Ginji, Oromiya.

Gohatsiyon

PO Box 999, Gohatsiyon, Oromiya, Ethiopia

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Gohatsiyon, Oromiya.

Hermata

PO Box 688, Jimma, Oromiya, Ethiopia

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Jimma, Oromiya.

Jima Senbete

PO Box 999, Sendaffa, Oromiya, Ethiopia

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Sendaffa, Oromiya.

Kasso

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Gimbi Town, Oromiya.

Kersa

PO Box 999, Kersa, Oromiya, Ethiopia

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Kersa, Oromiya.

Kidus Gebriel

PO Box 136, Mettu, Oromiya, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 47 441-1139

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Mettu, Oromiya.

Lalo Wonjo

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 2. A special class/unit in a government school in Gimbi, Lalo, Oromiya.

Langie

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Langie, Oromiya.

Limat Behibret

PO Box 121, Asela, Oromiya, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 22 331-1348

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Asela, Oromiya.

Mekane Yesus CBR & School for the Deaf

PO Box 490, Nekemte, Oromiya, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 57 661-4802

Description: Teaches preschool up to Grade 4. A non-governmental deaf school in Nekemte, Oromiya.

Mendera

PO Box 47, Jimma, Oromiya, Ethiopia

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Jimma, Oromiya.

Mendida

PO Box 999, Mendida, Oromiya, Ethiopia

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Mendida, Oromiya.

Muketure

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Muketure, Oromiya.

Negele

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 2. A special class/unit in a government school in Negele Borena, Oromiya.

Nekemte Church of Christ School for the Deaf

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches preschool to Grade 4. A non-governmental deaf school in Nekemte, Oromiya.

Nekemte Unit

PO Box 150, Nekemte, Oromiya, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 47 661-2189

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Nekemte, Oromiya.

Nole Kaba

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 2. A special class/unit in a government school in Nole Kaba (Gimbi), Oromiya.

Nono

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 2. A special class/unit in a government school in Nono (Ambo), Oromiya.

Ras Gobena

PO Box 21, Woliso, Oromiya, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 11 441-0025

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Woliso, Oromiya.

Ras Tesema

PO Box 48, Bedele, Oromiya, Ethiopia

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Bedele, Oromiya.

Sotele Haru

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 2. A special class/unit in a government school in Gimbi,

Oromiya.

Yebu

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Yebu, Jimma, Oromiya.

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Deaf Schools in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP), Ethiopia

Arba Minch School for the Deaf

PO Box 2043, Arba Minch, SNNP, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 46 881-1929

Description: Teaches preschool to Grades 8. A government-run deaf school in Arba Minch, SNNP.

Awassa Bete-kihinet

PO Box 1442, Awassa, SNNP, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 46 220-0477

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A non-governmental deaf school in Awassa, SNNP.

Awassa Church of Christ School for the Deaf

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches Grades 5 to 8. A non-governmental deaf school in Awassa, SNNP.

Bonga

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 5. A special class/unit in a government school in Bonga, SNNP.

Boteri

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Gofa,

Sawula, SNNP.

Centeria School for the Deaf

PO Box 84, Aleta Wondo, SNNP, Ethiopia

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A non-governmental deaf school in Aleta Wondo, SNNP.

Ersa

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: A preschool in Hosanna, SNNP.

Durame

PO Box 48, Durame, SNNP, Ethiopia

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Durame, SNNP.

Edget

PO Box 8, Gidole, SNNP, Ethiopia

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Gidole, SNNP.

Getcha

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 2. A special class/unit in a government school in Getcha, SNNP.

Jinka

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Jinka, SNNP.

Karat

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 2. A special class/unit in a government school in Konso, SNNP.

Ligaba Beyene

Phone: (251) 46 551-2477

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Sodo, SNNP.

Masha

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 2. A special class/unit in a government school in Masha, SNNP.

Mazoria School for the Deaf

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description:Teaches preschool to Grade 4. A non-governmental deaf school in Shone, Mazoria, SNNP.

Mekane Yesus School for the Deaf

PO Box 115, Hosanna, SNNP, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 46 555-2037

Description: Teaches up to Grade 10 + Vocational. A non-governmental deaf school in Hosanna, SNNP.

Sori

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 2. A special class/unit in a government school in Dawuro-Tercha, SNNP.

Tebela

[Please contact WDIRP if you are able to provide contact information for this school]

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Wolaita-Humbo, SNNP.

Tepi

PO Box 22, Tepi, SNNP, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 47 556-0349

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Tepi, SNNP.

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Deaf Schools in Somali, Ethiopia

Hussien Girie

Phone: (251) 25 775-2687

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Jijiga, Somali.

Deaf Schools in Tigray, Ethiopia

Abreha We-Astbeha

Phone: (251) 34 775-3286

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Axum, Tigray.

Adigrat School for the Deaf

PO Box 24, Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia

Phone: (251) 34 445-1672

Description: Teaches preschool to Grade 8. A government-run deaf school in Adigrat, Tigray.

Kokebetsebah

Phone: (251) 34 774-0383

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Alamatta, Tigray.

Mekelle

Phone: (251) 34 441-3968

Description: Teaches up to Grade 4. A special class/unit in a government school in Mekelle, Tigray.

University in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Department of Linguistics

Eyasu H. Tamene (contact person)

Mobile: 0911 42 07 67

tusaye11@gmail.com

http://www.aau.edu.et/

Description: The department offers an undergraduate program in Ethiopian Sign Language. Major courses include Ethiopian Sign Language, Deaf Culture, Sign linguistics, Special Needs Education, Sign language interpretation, Psychology, etc. Students will be trained to be sign linguists and researchers, teachers of the Deaf, sign language interpreters.

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