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Pakistan

ONLINE
August 25, 2015
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Moot focusing on education of deaf held in Karachi

Moot focusing on education of deaf held in Karachi
KARACHI: A conference focusing on the education for deaf children was organized at a local hotel on Tuesday.

The moot titled “Deaf Reach Schools and the Pakistan Sign Language Resources” was held under the auspices of Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF) in collaboration with ILM IDEAS.

A powerful documentary about deaf children, titled “Aur Sunao” by film director Taqi Shaheen, was aired at the event which was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience comprising educationists, media and press representatives and bloggers’ community in Karachi.

Four mock classrooms were set up with students engaged in visual learning from kindergarten, secondary schools, and colleges to vocational skills training.

The FESF Executive Director, Mr. Richard Geary, delivered an engaging presentation on the background and development of the deaf reach schools and the PSL resources.

Journalists, reporters and bloggers were given a first-hand tour and discussions on deaf learning methodologies.

The students were learning PSL, their native language, discussing academics in class, coding on computers and creating handicrafts all under the tutelage of trained Teachers of the deaf.

The goal of the morning session was to show that with empowerment Deaf people can do anything except hear.
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