The Anglican Church in Egypt has an active ministry among the Deaf community including the Deaf Unit (a boarding school for 80 deaf children), the Vocational Training Centre, the Church for the Deaf, and a project to translate the Bible in Egyptian sign language.
When Archbishop John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, last visited Egypt in 2010, he promised the deaf community based in Old Cairo that he would help to raise support for a new building for their Deaf Club. He said “When I visited Cairo, it was a great delight to meet the children and workers at the school’s Deaf Club. I was deeply moved to see how much the Deaf Unit was making to people who couldn’t afford services to help them. The work of the Unit is growing and helping many more children and parents”
Archbishop John Sentamu returned to Cairo in early November 2013 for the 75th Celebrations of All Saints Cathedral. The Deaf who attended were so happy to see them, and in his address Archbishop John mentioned “the deaf school is a real sign that the Anglican Church cares for people who no-else cares for.”
For more information about the Arcbishop’s Appeal for this project, please see the following link: Archbishop’s Appeal for Deaf School
For more information about the Deaf Unit, please see their website: www.deafunit.org