ALBANIA ALBANIA CAMBODIA KOSOVO SERBIA TURKEY BALKAN FORUM Deaf People in Developing Countries Mr Colin Allen Organisation...
Deaf People in Developing Countries Mr Colin Allen Organisational Advisor  Finnish Association of the Deaf
<ul><li>What is the difference between Developing and Developed Countries especially in relation to the Deaf Community?   ...
<ul><li>“ FAMINE ” </li></ul><ul><li>“ DIRTY WATER ”  </li></ul><ul><li>“ EMGERENCY SHELTER” </li></ul><ul><li>“ TYPHOON, ...
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United Nations Convention on the  Rights of Persons with Disabilities <ul><li>Rights to receive education in sign language...
 
<ul><li>Do you appreciate having a National Association of the Deaf in your own country? </li></ul><ul><li>NO </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Yes… then who will be responsible for the Deaf Community in Developing Countries that does not have a National Ass...
<ul><li>Only  20%  of Deaf children received any education at all   </li></ul><ul><li>Only  1%  of Deaf children received ...
<ul><li>AusAID  (Australian Government) </li></ul><ul><li>DFID  – Department for International Development (UK Government)...
Article No 7: Priority areas for the co-operation: <ul><li>The WFD recommends the following to be given priority in co-ope...
<ul><li>EXAMPLE POTENTIAL RESULTS:   </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamental foundation of an organisation run by Deaf people; </li>...
Sign Language Work   <ul><li>EXAMPLE POTENTIAL RESULTS:   </li></ul><ul><li>Research and document of local sign language i...
Deaf Education   <ul><li>EXAMPLE POTENTIAL RESULTS:   </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate for the Bilingual Education for Deaf chil...
My recommendations are that: <ul><li>Every Ordinary Member from the developed country is encouraged to establish a co-oper...
<ul><li>WFD to provide a clearinghouse for development co-operation agencies that establish development projects for Deaf ...
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  1. 1. ALBANIA ALBANIA CAMBODIA KOSOVO SERBIA TURKEY BALKAN FORUM Deaf People in Developing Countries Mr Colin Allen Organisational Advisor Finnish Association of the Deaf
  2. 2. Deaf People in Developing Countries Mr Colin Allen Organisational Advisor Finnish Association of the Deaf
  3. 3. <ul><li>What is the difference between Developing and Developed Countries especially in relation to the Deaf Community? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ FAMINE ” </li></ul><ul><li>“ DIRTY WATER ” </li></ul><ul><li>“ EMGERENCY SHELTER” </li></ul><ul><li>“ TYPHOON, MALARIA ” </li></ul>
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  6. 6. United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities <ul><li>Rights to receive education in sign language </li></ul><ul><li>Access to information in sign language </li></ul><ul><li>Professional sign language interpreting </li></ul><ul><li>Accept and facilitate the use of sign languages </li></ul><ul><li>Promote cultural and linguistic identity of the Deaf community </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Do you appreciate having a National Association of the Deaf in your own country? </li></ul><ul><li>NO </li></ul><ul><li>MAYBE </li></ul><ul><li>YES </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Yes… then who will be responsible for the Deaf Community in Developing Countries that does not have a National Association of the Deaf? </li></ul><ul><li>SHOULD IGNORE THEM? </li></ul><ul><li>NO </li></ul><ul><li>MAYBE </li></ul><ul><li>YES </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Only 20% of Deaf children received any education at all </li></ul><ul><li>Only 1% of Deaf children received this education in </li></ul><ul><li>SIGN LANGUAGE </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>AusAID (Australian Government) </li></ul><ul><li>DFID – Department for International Development (UK Government) </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland (Finland Government) </li></ul><ul><li>CIDA - Canadian International Development Agency, (Canadian Government) </li></ul><ul><li>SIDA – Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Swedish Government) </li></ul><ul><li>USAID – US Agency for International Development (US Government) </li></ul><ul><li>DANIDA – Danish International Development Assistance (Danish Government) </li></ul><ul><li>ODA – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japanese Official Development Assistance </li></ul>
  11. 12. Article No 7: Priority areas for the co-operation: <ul><li>The WFD recommends the following to be given priority in co-operation work: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishment/strengthening of an organisation of the Deaf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign language work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Income generating and vocational training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labour market </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>EXAMPLE POTENTIAL RESULTS: </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamental foundation of an organisation run by Deaf people; </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership and decision-making by Deaf people; </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a strong network of the local Deaf club(s) / Association(s) under the National Association of the Deaf; and </li></ul><ul><li>Act as an advocacy organisation to improve the status of the Human Rights for the Deaf people’s living standards (Social Services, Government Legislations, Access to Information, et al). </li></ul>Establishment of an Organisation of Deaf
  13. 14. Sign Language Work <ul><li>EXAMPLE POTENTIAL RESULTS: </li></ul><ul><li>Research and document of local sign language in each country; </li></ul><ul><li>Identify themselves as a linguistic community where Deaf people have their own sign language; </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate their linguistic right to the government to recognise their language as a part of the government legislations; </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Sign Language resource materials to be offered for the parents of Deaf children, school teachers for the Deaf children, university students, Interpreter Training and others; </li></ul><ul><li>Supply knowledge of the language for teaching and training the local sign language. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Deaf Education <ul><li>EXAMPLE POTENTIAL RESULTS: </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate for the Bilingual Education for Deaf children; </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers Training; </li></ul><ul><li>Curricula and materials in using Sign Language resource materials; and </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong learning for Adult Education Programmes. </li></ul>
  15. 16. My recommendations are that: <ul><li>Every Ordinary Member from the developed country is encouraged to establish a co-operation partnership with the Deaf organisation or OMs in a developing country. By 2020, every UN State Member should have their own National Association of the Deaf run by Deaf people. </li></ul><ul><li>Any co-operation projects shall have a long term plan of organisation work to achieve core objectives for long-term sustainability – not just even a six weeks project or even one year – the minimum is six years or more. </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>WFD to provide a clearinghouse for development co-operation agencies that establish development projects for Deaf people or Deaf organisations in developing countries, including a database of people (Deaf or hearing) who work in developing countries and training resources. </li></ul><ul><li>WFD provide accreditation of organisations which provide the development co-operation projects with Deaf people in developing countries, which are based on the WFD’s policies and principles. </li></ul>

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