After 12 years at school, CCCD graduates leave behind their intellectual darkness and can read, write, solve math problems and perform vocational skills. Now what?
No Church, No Shepherd, No Fellowship. They may attend a church, but with no interpreter and no real fellowship. The deaf go through difficult times. When they become depressed and discouraged they have no one with whom to pray and study God’s Word.
No Job & No Money. Employers do not know Sign Language and have no way to communicate with the deaf. No job means no money to buy food, clothes, or even soap. Without a job, living arrangements are often precarious. Many live at the mercy of others and are often abused.
No Friends. Usually, no one at home knows Sign Language, and while they may join a group of “friends”, they can never really become a part of the group. There is no realistic hope of
finding a husband or wife.
JAMAICA DEAF VILLAGE
The Lord has graciously provided 100 acres of land near the center of the island on which CCCD is building a village for the deaf, open to our graduates and other deaf throughout Jamaica. Dreams are becoming reality at the Jamaica Deaf Village where, by the grace of God, there exists today a church, housing and consistent employment. Plans for the Village include single family homes, apartments, places of employment, educational, medical & recreational facilities, a day care center, a shopping center and a retirement center.