National Federation of the Deaf Nepal (NDFN)
National Federation of the Deaf Nepal(NDFN) is national Umbrealla Organisation of the Deaf community in Nepal established in 1995 in an initiation of 8 local deaf associations.Currently 42 district deaf associations are affiliated with NDFN by 2017. Primarily, NDFN works on Policy intervention on deaf rights, sign language, interpreter service, telecommunication facilities, driving license, access to resources,meaningful participation and representation in policy level. SImilarly, NDFN works on Nepali sign language development, training and dessimination, promoting quality Deaf Education, development of deaf friendly teaching, learning and evaluation methodologies and materials, employment opportunities, awareness raising and strenghtening local Deaf Associations.
The purpose of formation of NDFN was to strengthen the deaf rights movement in Nepal by advocating deaf frieldly law and policies and collaborating with possible stakeholders, raising awareness, developing and dessiminating Nepali Sign Language, formation, capacity building of local deaf associations, interpreter service, communication, employment and many more. Access to information, quality education for deaf child in their prefered language, removing barrier in Communication, job and employment opportunities and others. are core issues and activities of NDFN.See more