Thanks to the MoonDance Foundation, we will be offering an exciting opportunity for several children and their families .
The launch of our Sunday Sign School will happen as we move into the winter months .
Start Date : Sunday 7th November 2021 from 1pm till 3pm .
Duration : 6 months ( 3 Sundays per month)
BSL Sunday Sign School: A place for children to learn and gain understanding of British Sign Language. Explore Deaf Culture whilst building on a strong Deaf Identity.
Have fun, make friends and learn from Deaf role models. Every session is taught by qualified BSL teachers.
If you would like to register your interest or want to find out more .Contact our Development Worker Siobhan Darian
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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Statement from Siobhan Darian, of Cardiff Deaf Creative Hands ( Chair & Project Development Officer)
"The idea for the Sunday sign school came about after I read a book about identity in different cultures.
It got me thinking that for most Deaf Children 95% are born into hearing families and don’t come to learn how to communicate in BSL until they get to late teens/early 20s. I realised and have lived experience about the difficulty facing families on how to support Deaf children to embrace and celebrate Deaf identity and culture.
As a hearing mother of a Deaf child, I am unable to give that sense of Deaf culture/identity as I am not Deaf. Also how am I able to teach BSL to my child if I do not know the language This is a situation that many families can experience. I also understand the importance that gaining a strong sense of confidence in identity early on will be a great asset to any individual.
A short bit of information about the logo. It is the very expressive of what we would like to achieve with the group. It’s about growing in confidence with BSL and Deaf identity. Learning about the rich history and culture of BSL and finding a community. We would like Deaf children to get an opportunity to have access to BSL on par with other languages not the either or approach.
We hope Sunday Sign school @ Deaf hub Wales will start to change the story! Giving Deaf children a chance to be with Deaf peers being taught BSL by qualified Deaf sign language teachers in the cultural home of Deaf community in Wales . A celebration of Deaf culture and identity whilst being with Deaf peers learning sign language !
Sunday is funday at Deaf Hub Wales!"
View BSL Video of this statement : https://youtu.be/Q1pCi1tg0Gg
About our funders
MOONDANCE FOUNDATION - Registered Charity Number: 1139224
The Moondance Foundation offers grants to organisations and causes that provide transformational changes in communities in Wales and beyond.
To prevent or relieve poverty, support the welfare and well-being of women, children, the elderly and the vulnerable in our society, improve health outcomes, raise educational standards and preserve our environment for future generations.
DEAF HUB (WALES) - Registered Charity Number: 1156719
About Deaf Hub ( Wales)
Our vision is to provide a place where the D/deaf can meet with friends, family, colleagues, professionals and provide a hub for support, education, social activity, therapy and advocacy in a safe environment. Our goal is to be one of the leading organisations in Cardiff, Glamorgan and beyond that strives for a more equal Wales; a Wales of cohesive communities; vibrant culture where D/deaf, hard of hearing, D/deafened people, D/deafblind, disabled people and hearing people of all ages can communicate, understand and support each other; and provide an environment that seeks to support and to improve the wellbeing of all.