Sound Seekers merging with DeafKidz International
We are very pleased and excited to inform you that Sound Seekers (The Commonwealth Society for the Deaf) is joining forces with DeafKidz International on 3rd April 2020. After this time, the new combined charity will be known as ‘DeafKidz International’.
The new combined charity will continue to support people with hearing loss by enabling access to healthcare and education, building on our work in Africa; and will continue to uphold the Sound Seekers vision, mission and values. Our hope is that as a new combined charity, we, together with DeafKidz International, will be able to comprehensively respond to the protection, health, education and wellbeing needs of deaf children, young people and vulnerable adults in low resource and complex humanitarian settings. The merger will enable us to widen the scope of our programming and geographical coverage, better supporting deaf people.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and generous donations to Sound Seekers. We hope that you will continue to offer your valuable support to us in our new home at DeafKidz International. Continuity will be ensured by transfer of key Sound Seekers staff, including the CEO, and Board members to DeafKidz International.
DeafKidz International will combine the 60 years of history, heritage, expertise and experience of Sound Seekers with the passion and innovation of DeafKidz International, positioning the new merged entity to become a global leader in the deafness and hearing loss sector.
If you are a donor/supporter of Sound Seekers, as part of the merger, we will need to share the personal data that we hold about you with DeafKidz International. For the purposes of applicable data protection and privacy laws, the legal basis for the sharing of your personal data with DeafKidz International is that it is in the legitimate interest of Sound Seekers i.e. so that we are able to effectively and efficiently manage and administer the operation of the charity currently known as Sound Seekers, and which after the merger will be known as DeafKidz International. Please see the FAQs page https://www.sound-seekers.org.uk/merger-faqs/ for further information on the merger.
Following the merger of Sound Seekers and DeafKidz International, the ‘controller’ of your personal data will be the new combined charity DeafKidz International. Data protection legislation requires the new controller i.e. the new combined charity DeafKidz International, to provide you with their privacy statement, which can be found here: http://www.deafkidzinternational.org/res/DeafKidz-International-Privacy-Policy_2020-03-24.pdf
So that the new combined charity, DeafKidz International, can remain in touch with you, we would be grateful if you would click on this link http://eepurl.com/gXf8qH to confirm you consent to Deafkidz International contacting you by email with information about the work it does and any events or fundraising initiatives it feels may be of interest to you in the future.
You can find out more about DeafKidz International here: http://www.deafkidzinternational.org/
Thank you to everyone for your support and contributions, and we hope you will continue to follow our journey as we embark on this exciting new chapter as DeafKidz International and continue our life-changing work with children and adults with hearing loss worldwide.