When we develop video materials in Argentinean Sign Language and when we train deaf adults, we attempt to make them multipliers of these workshops in order to widen the scope of deaf people who benefit from our initiative and to reach as many deaf adolescents and children in schools as we can. Following this trend, recently the Argentinean Deaf-Mute Confederation started preparing, on the basis of our materials and the training that some of its members received from us, workshops for schools in the countryside. For Canales this is especially important for two reasons: on the one hand because it stimulates deaf’s own initiatives and, on the other hand, because the children from schools in the countryside where, up to now, always excluded from these educational programs.
We celebrate that our projects are extended through the hands of the deaf community because we believe that they will get empowered through this enterprise. Also, in order to boost this proposal, we would like to invite you to join us create a website in sign language and Spanish (voice over) where all adolescents and children can find information about health caring.
To make information accessible to everyone, we are going to create a website where the deaf community can find answers to their questions regarding sexual and reproductive health. We will do it based on the materials we have developed through our work.
We keep on working to enhance dialogue in schools for deaf children between teachers and students about sexual education and HIV prevention. Thanks to your help more and more schools today have our materials in Argentinean Sign Language.
We hope to reach even more schools for the deaf in Argentina, would you join us?
The project has finally achieved its last phase and we have launched a hundred surveys to track the impact of the materials that we released. These will allow us to identify who is using them and with what purpose, giving us crucial information to improve our future projects.
Simultaneously, we are editing some fragments of the videos so they can be posted on line and on social networks in order to broaden their scope of influence.
The last year we have conducted the project “Health care for deaf women in Argentina” and we published a final report and edited a video. However we found that there was an urging need to expand the scope of the project if we wanted to attack the problem’s roots, so we decided to refocus the project so as to reach deaf boys, girls and teenagers. Thus, with this new twist, we intend to continue with workshops concerning health care for deaf students.
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