Parental awareness workshops
Parental Awareness Workshops for parents of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children
The CPD certificated Awareness workshop for parents aims to empower parents by offering them information and knowledge on the causes of deafness, how to interact and communicate with the child and their rights. It gives parents a perspective on their child’s future because educated Deaf role models are the facilitators of these workshops.
After the workshop parents are able to understand their child’s deafness better and know how to interact with their child. It becomes easier to involve the child in family and community life. Parents are able to make informed choices on interaction, communication and enrollment in school. Parents become empowered and can share their knowledge with the community. Better understanding about deafness, better interaction between parents and child will increase the child’s quality of life, the child will be less vulnerable. By experiencing educated Deaf role models the parents are more likely to invest in their child’s education and enroll the child in school.
More information and enrollment possibilities
The Awareness Workshop for parents of deaf and hard-of-hearing children is running in Zambia. In 2017 this program will start in Rwanda. Please contact Kentalis for more information on this program or for possibilities to run this program within your country or in cooperation with your organization
Bridging communication barriers