Al Amal School and Kindergarten for the Deaf, affiliated with Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services, is holding the 47th Arab Week for the Deaf until April 27, under the theme “Inclusion of sign language in educational curricula in all levels”, with a rich set of awareness – hold events and conferences in which deaf people participate in an influential role.
Afaf Al-Haridi, director of the school, pointed out the city’s constant interest in sign language and educating the community about it through the courses it organizes, and highlighted the need for various segments of society to learn about it. to communicate with deaf people in hospitals. , schools, universities and government and private institutions.
He said: “The school publishes a set of social, educational and awareness videos in sign language during its celebration, through which the deaf emphasize the importance of sign language and the great benefit that will result from its adoption within educational curricula at all levels. .”
He added: “A delegation of students and teachers from the school chosen by Microsoft for six consecutive years will visit a model school, several schools of the Sharjah Special Education Authority, with the aim of educating the students and teachers of these schools about the importance of sign language and interact with them through an awareness workshop on this language Another delegation visited the Directorate of Special Education of the Ministry of Education, with the aim of discussing the inclusion of sign language in the ministerial curriculum .
Within the week of “Inclusion of Sign Language in Educational Curricula at All Levels”, the school, in cooperation with the Sharjah City Audio Center, is organizing a virtual conference entitled “Deaf People and Techniques and its importance in education” presented by Marwa Madi. , the center’s audiologist, and a group breakfast for deaf students will be organized next Thursday.
As part of the celebration of the Arab Week for the Deaf, the school organized 47 group iftars in the presence of Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of the Sharjah Police, Sharjah TV’s Sheikh Aziz bin Farhan Al Enezi, and dr. Rawhi Abdat is a psychologist and education specialist at the Ministry of Community Development.
The city branch in Khorfakkan celebrates the Arab Week for the Deaf by organizing two virtual conferences, the first entitled “Inclusion of sign language in educational curricula at all levels”, presented by Osama Al-Tahrawi, translator of sign language and media person, and the second entitled “How the teacher develops their skills and abilities in sign language to reach the level of translation. Stop,” hosted by journalist and sign language translator Saeed bin Mohammed.