U.S. Peace Corps Response volunteer, Hailey Fox, will be working on assistance and development of two separate Deaf empowerment NGOs, based in the municipalities of Cebu and Manila. The target organizations are GVSP of Cebu and SEADC of Metro Manila. Her main objective in this short-term assignment is to enable the NGO’s to become self-sustainable by training them in grant proposal writing and general establishment as an institution. Hailey will offer training in networking, fundraising, annual reporting and technical writing. Her second task is a review and analysis of the NGO’s long-term potential to develop the Deaf community and combat, among other issues, Deaf child sexual abuse.
By spending two months with each institution, she will be able to accompany them on a variety of deaf community development activities, such as International Day of the Deaf, Deaf Awareness Week, and a variety of CSAP trainings in schools and community centers. After analyzing both need and capacity, she will advise the institutions on the best means of soliciting long-term support and enabling their deaf communities to be self-sustaining. To finalize her service, she will report to Stairway in order to determine the Deaf community’s potential level of participation in Child Sexual Abuse Prevention.
Hailey has recently completed a two-year service in West Africa working on Deaf human rights.