Association for Children with Language, Speech and Hearing Impairments of Namibia (CLASH)
The Association for Children with Language, Speech and Hearing Impairments of Namibia (CLaSH) is based in Windhoek, Namibia's capital city. CLaSH was formed in 1989 as a self-help group for parents. It has since become a well-respected service provider, registered as a charitable organisation with the Ministry of Health and Social Services (WO 70).
CLaSH works to ensure that the children it represents can access the support they need.
The mission is:
- to facilitate development towards equal opportunities for children with language, speech and hearing impairments
- to ensure equal access to education, training and all other facilities
- to promote services to meet these children's special needs as early as possible
CLaSH believes in an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to service provision, seeking close cooperation with Government ministries, non-governmental organisations and private businesses.