PFD to Teach FSL to Hearing Parents of Deaf Students in NovalichesDecember 19, 2015
To address the communication and language barriers in the family of Deaf children, the Philippine Federation of the Deaf [PFD] submitted a proposal to Gawad Metronian Educational Foundation, Inc. [GMEFI] under their Educational Fund Assistance Program. PFD’s proposal is titled, “Communication Skills Training to Hearing Parents of Deaf Students.” The Filipino Sign Language [FSL] will be explained and taught to target beneficiaries who are parents of Deaf students in a public elementary [Susano Elementary School], and a public high school [Novaliches High School] in Novaliches City. GMEFI is based inside the campus of Metro Manila College in Novaliches City.Yvette Apurado, Vice-President of PFD with Jemuel Japson, a hearing interpreter met Dr. Evelyne Dominguez and some of the Board of Trustees of GMEFI last Thursday. Ms Apurado signed the MOA in behalf of PFD. Because of my busy-ness to finish my educational docu on Apolinario Mabini [Filipino version with FSL interpretation] entitled “PULE: Utak ng Rebolusyon” at DLS-CSB SDEAS, I wasn’t able to witness the MOA signing between GMEFI and PFD.
Executive Officer, Annalissa Penullar said that some members of the Board of Trustees got so interested on the project that they too would like to sit-in when the seminar starts in summer. The exact date is yet to be determined.
We hope that awareness will be elicited on the linguistic rights needs of the Deaf in the area of Novaliches. And that both hearing parents, and their Deaf children build self-esteem in the process when they come to know clearly about their rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. [Part of my repost from gawadmetronian.org]