Want to learn BSL – for free? Then check out the advert below; it sounds like an excellent initiative, masha’Allah. Be quick though, as the application deadline is 30th August, 2009.
DEAF DAWAH “…AN INVITATION”
BSL Training Programme
Deaf Dawah (DD) would like to place a number of youth workers on BSL courses to:
• Raise Deaf awareness
• Provide language training to ‘communicate’ with Deaf Muslims.
• To bridge the gap between the hearing and Deaf communities by creating new spaces and opportunities, whilst promoting inclusion, integration and better understanding.
• Through working with youth workers help identify opportunities and barriers young Deaf Muslims face.
• Raise levels of confidence of youth workers to work with Deaf young people.
What this programme will offer:
Free enrolment on British Sign Language (BSL) Level 1 course – duration usually 2 hours per week (evenings or weekends) from Sept 2009 – June 2010.
• This will include all course and exam fees (please note any re-sit exam fees will have to be met by the individual concerned).
• Upon successfully completing course and exams, individuals will receive a BSL Level 1 certificate from the leading
organization: Signature (formerly the Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People (CACDP).
• The course is designed to equip individuals with basic sign language skills and in doing so, may help raise Deaf
awareness and insight into Deaf culture.
• Will raise profiles of youth workers, by learning and obtaining a qualification in a new language (BSL is a recognized language in the UK). Providing the ability to ‘communicate’ with Deaf community, in particular Deaf Young Muslims – a specialist field.
• Youth Workers can be signposted within their local regions and Deaf Muslims would be made aware that they are available in those regions. This would be aided and facilitated by DD and MYWF’s website and contacts.
For more information please contact: azra[@]deafdawah[.]org[.]uk
Offer Deadline: 30th August 2009
Please note that SignLabs is not affiliated with the organization ‘Deaf Dawah’, and cannot be held responsible for any issues relating to the above offer, or their work in general.