The National Association of the Deaf Lesotho (NADL), formerly known as Lesotho Association of the Speech and Hearing Impaired Persons (LASHIP) was established in February 1992 and officially registered with the Law office under the Societies Act 1966 on the 25th November 1994.
It was established by a group of Deaf individuals and parents of Deaf children to advocate for the rights of the entire Deaf community.
The organization officially changed its name to NADL in 2004 in line with the objectives of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD).
NADL had to change its former name of LASHIP in 2004, after being advised that the name does not comply with the objectives of the International Body of the Deaf Associations, World Federation of the Deaf (WFD).
NADL's Vision and Mission