Deaf artists

Art Curriculum Development at Swaziland High School for the Deaf

The objective of Yebo! is to develop the arts in Swaziland by running a transparent and permanent art gallery, and classes and workshops for young deaf people. The arts are used as a vehicle for personal growth, expressions, skills training, income generation, development and understanding. The Yebo! school for deaf people is the only one of its kind in Swaziland.
Project goal 1: To utilize arts education to unlock and promote creative ability and expression of students and teachers at the High School for the Deaf.
Project goal 2: To us e local artists and resources to facilitate relevant and sustainable workshops and skills training.
Project goal 3: To train the art teachers and compile an art syllabus to ensure continuation of the activities at the High School for the Deaf
Project goal 4 : To collect data, resources and feedback to develop a more comprehensive ArtReach project focused on schools, youth centers and institutions around Swaziland .

Project site

Ezulwini, Swaziland (Map)

PO Box D124, The Gables


30 young men and 25 young woman (students)

Project costs and assistance by sahee

The entire project costs are CHF 24’000.–, whereas sahee takes over CHF 6’700.–.

Sahee supports the project with a contribution of 6700 CHF (equal to Swaziland Lilangeni (SZL) 60'000) and maintains regular contact by correspondance and personal visits.

Duration of assistance

1st of July 2012 to 30th of December 2012

Local counterpart


Project site

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Project overview

The Swaziland Highschool for the Deaf




Exhibition of the paintings of the deaf artists at Guava Gallery, Ezulwini