WHEN HANDS SPEAK LOUDER THAN MOUTHS
The Society for the Welfare of the Deaf : visiting the Jomadar Centre in
I have been loving visiting projects, especially when designed for people with different abilities. Why? Because it is an opportunity to educate myself about something different and learn about a reality from a different perspective. Perhaps really having a better understanding about the issue from both sides.
It is extremely important and absolutely necessary to empower those with disabilities, especially because often victims of discriminations.
Now luckily for deaf people for example, there are centre such as the Society for the Welfare of the Deaf that, thanks to the support and the funds given by the EU, has been able to provide services such as psychology and audiology for example and has been empowering students from three to eighteen years old over the past ten years.
It was such a joy for me to hear and to see that a lot has been achieved thanks to the help provided by the European Union.
(The centre in Beau Bassin)
ABOUT THE SWD – SOCIETY OF THE WELFARE OF THE DEAF
The SWD was incorporated under the Act no 37 on the 5th of July 1968. Its role was to cater for the well being of deaf people with the aim to aid, train and educate them. Additionally, to assist them in obtaining medical treatment and suitable employment and to grant them any material relief of which they may be in need.
Thanks to the funding of the EU, the centre has been able to provide the above services and to improve the livelihoods of many.
What is speech therapy important?
Speech-language therapy is the treatment for most children with speech (those having problems with production of sounds) and language (difficulty to understand or put words together to communicate) disorders. Speech therapists treat problems in the areas of articulation, dysfluency, oral-motor, speech and voice.
(This is the Ear mould laboratory created with the EU funds)
(Both ladies are deaf and thanks to this project have been trained on making ear mould and have been employed by the centre)
(These are different types of ear moulds, some of them make with silicone, some of them with plastic)
(IT LABORATORY, HANDCRAFT FOR CRAFTING AND SEWING)
THE SUPPORT OF A PSYCOLOGIST
(These are two students communicating with each other while the psychologist sits in to watch and support whether some help is needed)
The centre also provides councelling service which is important because it helps the students and the parents to cope with the disability.