The Deaf Empowerment Firm (DEF) is a social enterprise established in 2015 to empower deaf people in South Africa. At DEF, they connect deaf people with empowerment opportunities that will empower them to live self-sustainable lives.
Their services include:
- Connecting employers to deaf jobseekers.
- Connecting Deaf entrepreneurs to enterprise development opportunities.
- Connecting Deaf youth to skills development opportunities.
The DEF team takes a holistic approach to the empowerment of Deaf people: getting to know each candidate individually and finding opportunities that are a fit for them as individuals. They put their candidates through relevant skills and work readiness programmes to ensure that they gain the necessary qualifications before placing them for work opportunities.