CONSTITUTION

   
 

CONSTITUTION OF KWAZULU-NATAL DEAF ASSOCIATION (As Amended)

 

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  1. PREAMBLE
    The Constitution is based on the following basic principles :-
     
    SELF DETERMINATION
    All efforts of the Association will be directed towards maintaining self sufficient living among the Deaf
     
    PARTICIPATION
    Needs will be determined by direct involvement and participation of the Deaf community
     
    ACCOUNTABILITY
    The Association will hold itself accountable at all times to its members, to the Deaf Community and to its Sponsors by maintaining impeccable financial and project records and a high standard of Management
     
    EMPOWERMENT
    All programme efforts of the Association will be directed towards changing perceptions of the Deaf Community as a group of "Disabled" to a group of "Differently Abled"
     
    ALIGNMENT
    The Association will align itself with the brad aims and objectives of the RDP and the National Training Initiative.  The Association endorses the belief that Economic upliftment is based on the development of economically viable skills
     
    AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
    The programme will seek to redress the historical discrimination against Deaf people within the wider community by providing a source of skilled and semi-skilled people.  In addition the programme will re- dress the racial imbalances in Leadership and Management within its own Community
     
    LANGUAGE RIGHTS
    The Association endorses the belief that Sign Language is a legitimate National Language and will support these rights and enforce appropriate communication competencies among non Deaf volunteers and staff
     
    HUMAN RIGHTS
    The Association will align itself with the promotion of human rights of the Deaf people in KwaZulu-Natal in all respects and in all fields