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image Meet Candice Morgan
Candice is one of our South African Deaf Heroes ...
- 14 April 2016
   

image Deaf Mentor Training
51 Deaf adults underwent a rigorous 4 day training course recently in order to gain the necessary skills to join the HI HOPES team.
- 20 April 2016
   

image Train as a Home Interventionist
Make a difference by helping deaf children and their parents gain vital communication skills. We are looking for applicants in KZN.
- 8 March 2016
   

image Pedal Power
Join our team of cyclists and raise funds for Deaf babies by participating in the Cape Cycle Tour .... or support our cyclists by sponsoring them.
- 3 February 2016
   

image Mother of 3 deaf babies nominated as a Lead SA hero
Bianca Birdsey’s initiative in starting a support group for parents of deaf children has been recognised.
- 18 December 2015
   

image Order your 2016 calendar today!
2016 is fast approaching - get organised by ordering your calendar from HI HOPES
- 9 November 2015
   

image Experts discuss ethics in early intervention
Informed choice in early intervention: Ethics‚ principles and human rights was the subject of a recent course at Wits University.
- 18 September 2015
   

image Parents learn Sign Language
Parents of Deaf children attended a free 5-day Sign Language course at the Centre for Deaf Studies during Deaf Awareness month.
- 18 September 2015
   

image 9 years of caring
This week‚ HI HOPES celebrates nine years of supporting deaf infants and their families
- 18 September 2015
   

image Book now for Early Intervention Workshop
Calling all speech/language therapists‚ audiologists‚ occupational therapists and physiotherapists - this workshop is for you.
- 7 September 2015
   

image We are hiring
If you or someone you know is interested in being a part of the HIHOPES family please read on
- 25 June 2015
   

image Annual Report reveals interesting stats
Our 2014 Annual Report is available to read online now.
- 15 June 2015
   

image New KZN Coordinator appointed
At the KwaZulu Natal team workshop on 16 May‚ staff said farewell to outgoing Provincial Coordinator‚ Dianne Goring‚ and welcomed Rashni Prithipal in her place.
- 15 June 2015
   

image Vote to help us WIN!
Stand a chance to win a R10 000 Woolworths voucher when you vote for us on vote4charity and we could win R70 000 to continue our work
- 17 April 2015
   

image Fail. And move on.
Director of HI HOPES‚ Professor Claudine Storbeck‚ gave the graduate speech at Wits on 1 April 2015.
- 13 April 2015
   

image HI HOPES wins award
Our programme scooped second prize nationally at the Early Childhood Development Awards
- 30 March 2015
   

image 50 riders do it for our deaf babies
Despite the raging fires recently experienced in Cape Town, the ride went ahead - although the race was cut short to 47km.
- 12 March 2015
   

image Why Deaf children experience tiredness and fatigue
If you are a parent of a Deaf child‚ you might have noticed that he or she gets more tired than hearing children. Here‘s why ...
- 3 February 2015
   

image The Wits Centre for Deaf studies celebrates its 15th birthday
Hi Hopes is proud to be the outreach arm for the Wits Centre for Deaf Studies! What a celebration!
- 30 October 2014
   

image Watch out for this Giant Ear!
Marisa Laidlaw is raising funds for us by dressing up in a giant ear suit to ride the Gears for Ears MTB Challenge on 26 October.
- 13 October 2014
   

image Wits Centre for Deaf Studies leads Deaf Awareness Month Celebrations
Every September, the international Deaf community celebrates Deaf awareness month to raise awareness of Deaf-related issues
- 12 September 2014
   

image New Parent Support Group launched
THRIVE is the brain child of Bianca Birdsey‚ who is the mother of three deaf babies.
- 12 September 2014
   

image Hi Hopes Annual Report 2013
Read our latest Annual Report
- 12 September 2014
   

image Deaf Mentors Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal
Deaf Mentors play a key role in supporting families as they learn to deal with the unique challenges of having a deaf or hard of hearing child.
- 29 August 2014
   

image Parent Advisors in Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal
Parent Advisors play a key role in supporting families as they learn to deal with the unique challenges of having a deaf or hard of hearing child.
- 29 August 2014
   

image Deaf for a Day
In solidarity with Deaf Awareness Month, take the challenge to gain some understanding of what it means to be deaf.
- 20 August 2014
   

image International Conference shines spotlight on Family-centred Early Intervention
Director of HI HOPES‚ Professor Claudine Storbeck‚ is currently attending the 2nd International FCEI Conference in Austria
- 11 June 2014
   

image Stories you help make possible
Western Cape Parent Advisor‚ Darlene‚ shares one of her recent success stories with supporters of HI HOPES
- 11 June 2014
   

image Encouraging deaf kids to wear their hearing aids
‘Pretend’ hearing aids mean the whole family can look the same
- 3 June 2014
   

image All newborn babies should be screened for hearing
If you or someone you know is having a baby‚ insist on hearing screening before bringing the newborn home from the hospital.
- 3 June 2014
   

image Living with a deaf child
Diary of a mother of a child with hearing loss.
- 2 June 2014
   

image Dad’s Kilimanjaro climb for HI HOPES
Please support Graeme Birdsey - the father of three daughters with hearing loss - who is raising funds for other deaf children and their families.
- 2 June 2014
   

image Thank you‚ HI HOPES!
A grateful family expresses their feelings after their hearing impaired daughter graduated from our programme
- 13 April 2014
   

image Team Orange cyclists raise funds for deaf babies
Over R18 000 has been raised by our wonderful challenge fundraisers - through their participation in the 94.7 and Cape Argus cycle races.
- 3 April 2014
   

image Hello and goodbye
News from our KZN Parent Advisors group
- 3 April 2014
   

image Beauty - and a heart for Deaf Infants
Miss India South Africa‚ Gabriella Seekola‚ will be promoting HI HOPES at the Pavilion Shopping Centre in Durban - and looks forward to meeting you.
- 23 January 2014
   

image Deaf Community demands answers
Members of the South African Deaf Community are outraged over the Nelson Mandela Memorial Service Sign Language scandal
- 13 December 2013
   

image RIP Tata Mandela - our children have lost a champion!
HI HOPES joins the rest of the world in mourning the loss of our former State President Mr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
- 10 December 2013
   

image HI HOPES babies succeed at school
Several deaf children who have been through the HI HOPES programme are heading for ‘Big School’ next year.
- 10 December 2013
   

image Thanks to Team Orange cyclists
Despite the chilly and overcast weather, our Amashova Cyclists managed to raise over R6 000 for Deaf babies.
- 15 October 2013
   

image Learn sign language
Sign language classes will be held at Wits during Deaf Awareness Month - why not come along and learn how to communicate with someone who is deaf?
- 20 August 2013
   

image Equality is the theme of Deaf Awareness Month
Join us as we celebrate the achievements and successes of deaf heroes.
- 19 August 2013
   

image Basic First Aid training for Parent Advisors
A big thank you to Altramed who instructed us in the basics of First Aid at our Saturday workshop for PAs
- 19 August 2013
   

image Movie Festival for Deaf Awareness Month
The Centre for Deaf Studies at Wits will be screening special movies during September.
- 19 August 2013
   

image Tiny dancers with big hearts
HI HOPES was thrilled to receive a donation all the way from the Sandgate Centre for Dance in England!
- 12 August 2013
   

image You bring hope to children like this
Nager Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder which affects development and can cause hearing loss.
- 12 August 2013
   

image Language learning kits donated to HI HOPES
During our Deaf Mentor Workshop on 27 July, Lauren Stowe and Denise Thomas handed over 10 jumbo we.can.talk kits for our Mentors to use.
- 5 August 2013
   

image Thanks for choosing HI HOPES on Mandela Day
A big thank you to all who donated time or money to help Deaf children on Mandela Day.
- 5 August 2013
   

image Swipe your MySchool card this weekend and earn an extra R1 for Deaf children
In celebration of Youth Day‚ MySchool Card is donating an extra R1 to the beneficiary organisation every time the card is swiped at participating stores.
- 13 June 2013
   

image HI HOPES to form part of Global Health Programme
Director of HI HOPES, Prof Claudine Storbeck is on Sabbatical in the UK‚ working closely with the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre.
- 15 May 2013
   

image Well known cricketer’s granddaughter benefits from HI HOPES
Dr Ali Bacher was appreciative of the support his granddaughter Natasha received.
- 10 May 2013
   

image Cycle the Amashova for HI HOPES
The Wits HI HOPES Team Orange will be taking to the road from ‘Maritzburg to Durban again this year - and we‘d love to have you with us!
- 4 September 2013
   

image Joy in the Valley of 1000 Hills
HI HOPES Parent Advisor collects donations of toys and clothing for local creche.
- 11 April 2013
   

image Helen Zille rides Argus to raise funds for HI HOPES
Please support Western Cape premier‚ Helen Zille‚ and her team in their ride for HI HOPES.
- 10 March 2013
   

image February is Pregnancy Awareness Month
The importance of prenatal care cannot be overestimated.
- 11 February 2013
   

image A chance to hear!
Jayden, one of our HI HOPES babies, had his cochlear implant surgery recently.
- 31 January 2013
   

image First Day at Big School
It was off to Big School for three of our HI HOPES graduates‚ who started at Fulton School for the Deaf on Wednesday 16 January.
- 21 January 2013
   

image Off to school!
Mchumane is going to Eduplex this year to join the Grade 00 class.
- 21 January 2013
   

image Recognition for HI HOPES
HI HOPES was placed 3rd in The South African Early Childhood Development Awards last night.
- 23 November 2012
   

image Being a Parent Advisor ‘rewarding’
One of our Parent Advisors shares the joy of helping Deaf children
- 16 November 2012
   

image Discovery Medical Aid donates hearing aids
Buhle Mkhatshwa - a Deaf child on our programme - received vital hearing aids thanks to a generous donation from Discover.
- 16 November 2012
   

image Cycled in style!
Helen Zille led a team of 80 cyclists who completed the Amashova on 14 October to raise funds for HI HOPES
- 15 October 2012
   

image Gala Dinner a resounding success
Moving speeches and a fundraising auction all helped create awareness and funds for the work of Hi Hopes.
- 9 October 2012
   

image We love Natalie!
Gauteng coordinator, Carla Zille, was delighted to meet swimming superstar, Natalie du Toit recently.
- 5 October 2012
   

image Helen Zille to ride Amashova for HI HOPES
Not only has HI HOPES been chosen as one of the three beneficiaries of this years Amashova, but Heen Zille is cycling the race as our Ambassoador!
- 20 August 2012
   

image USA Trainer visits HI HOPES
Mary Woolley, a SKI HIGH trainer from the USA, visits regularly to further train and guide our Parent Advisors
- 23 July 2012
   

image Book donated to HI HOPES
Thank you to Joanne Travers from Parnters for a Greater Voice for the kind donation of a book on developing listening and talking in children with a hearing loss.
- 26 June 2012
   

image Global Coalition for Hearing Health
HI HOPES presented two papers at the recent conference which was held in South Africa for the first time.
- 6 June 2012
   

image Celebrating with the KZN Team
Congratulations to the new HOD at the Fulton School for the Deaf, as well as new graduates Nonzuzo and Ayanda ...
- 26 April 2012
   

image Western Cape PA training a huge success!
19 eager trainees signed up for our free course in the Western Cape - they will be a huge asset to our early intervention programme for Deaf babies.
- 26 April 2012
   

image Hi Hopes produces new awareness DVD
A new DVD to promote awareness of hearing screening and testing will be shown in hospitals and clinic waiting rooms in the Western Cape.
- 26 April 2012
   

image Train as a Parent Advisor
Free training for Gauteng residents wanting to serve their community by supporting families with Deaf babies or children.
- 26 April 2012
   

image Hearing aids donated to school
Hearing impaired learners at St Martin de Porres School in Port Shepstone got a head start with donated hearing aids
- 26 March 2012
   

image Director responds to article in The Star
Dr Claudine Storbeck is concerned that changes to Medical Aid cover could exclude children with a hearing loss
- 16 February 2012
   

image Charities showcase their wishes online
A new online gift registry website includes a charity page that allows visitors to view what their favourite charities need.
- 7 February 2012
   

image A mother writes
From not being able to communicate at all, this family now speaks to their child through Sign Language
- 4 January 2012
   

image ECD Knowledge Building Seminar
Staff from HI HOPES were invited to make presentations at a recent ECD Seminar
- 1 December 2011
   

image HI HOPES is five years old!
On Saturday 19 November, HI HOPES Gauteng held its 5th birthday party on the Wits Education Campus.
- 1 December 2011
   

image American boy collects hearing aids for Deaf South African children
At only 13 years of age, Cole Fransen already has a generous and compassionate spirit.
- 21 November 2011
   

image Fuchs Foundation invests R100 000 in HI HOPES
HI HOPES will be the beneficiary of a generous donation from the Carl and Emily Fuchs Foundation made to the Centre for Deaf Studies
- 21 November 2011
   

image Family Centred Early Intervention Conference
The 1st International Congress on Family-Centred Early Intervention for Childrenwho are Deaf or Hard of Hearing takes place in Austria in May 2012
- 31 October 2011
   

image HI HOPES wins poster competition at ENT Conference
At the recent ENT Conference in Port Elizabeth, one of our posters won a pize
- 28 October 2011
   

image Nando’s Family reaches out to HI HOPES
The Duarte family of Nando’s Comaro Crossing hosted a fundraising event recently. Dr Claudine Storbeck was there to tell the HI HOPES story
- 20 October 2011
   

image Looking back on five years as a parent advisor
One of our first Parent Advisors reflects on her work with the families of Deaf children
- 13 October 2011
   

image HI HOPES celebrates 5th birthday
From small beginnings, HI HOPES has spread to four provinces and intervened in the lives of over 500 Deaf and hard of hearing children.
- 10 October 2011
   

image Can he really not speak?
The children at Crawford Pre-Primary in Lonehill were fascinated to meet a Deaf person speaking in Sign language
- 28 September 2011
   

image Deaf Awareness Month
During September - International Deaf Awareness Month - South Africans are made aware of Sign Language and the challenges facing those with hearing loss.
- 10 October 2011
   

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