South Africas first VRS with Deafkidz International for Childline

As a partnership with Deafkidz International, nWise is setting up South Africa’s first video relay service (VRS), to enable deaf kids in rural areas to call Childline’s support service. Right now, interpreters from eDEAF are being educated in how to use MMX, so that they are ready for the launch of the service next week.

We are proud to announce our collaboration with Deafkidz International (read more about Deafkidz International HERE) and their work in South Africa. As part of our commitment to provide good communication for the deaf communities globally, nWise is setting up the technical solution for the first VRS in South Africa. The goal of the service is to enable deaf kids in rural areas of South Africa to reach Childline support services.

Childline is “an effective non-profit organization that works collectively to protect children from all forms of violence and to create a culture of children’s rights in South Africa.” (Read more about Childline HERE)

During this week, interpreters from eDEAF are educated in how to use MMX, in order to start working next week with South Africa’s first VRS together with Deafkidz International. We are really happy to have been given this opportunity to work with this project! (Read more about eDEAF HERE)