SCHOOL PROMOTES THE USE OF SIGN LANGUAGE DURING DEAF AWARENESS MONTH
Deaf Awareness Month is celebrated annually during September.
Learners and educators of Sedibeng School for the Deaf in Onverwacht, Waterberg District recently visited Lephalale Mall to raise public awareness on the importance of the South African Sign Language (SASL).
The awareness campaign was conducted to promote the positive aspects of deafness and social inclusion while also emphasising that deafness should not be a barrier in life. This was done through a number of activities, including the #JerusalemDanceChallenge.
“Well done to our deaf learners who danced the Jerusalem dance as if they could hear every beat. You are a marvel to watch” said Tessa Pugh a coordinator from Sedibeng School for the Deaf.
President Ramaphosa recently announced that SASL will be introduced as one of the official languages in South Africa and will serve as a tool to bridge the communication gap that might exists when there is a hearing impairments.
Story: Seshoka Lephale