Youth conduct sign language workshop

Azlan Othman

A Sign Language workshop in conjunction with International Week of the Deaf and International Day of Sign Languages was conducted by the Youth Outreach Team at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium yesterday.

The Youth Outreach Team consisted of Universiti Brunei Darussalam students conducting the Discovery Year’s Community Outreach Programme under the supervision of Legislative Council member Yang Berhormat Khairunnisa binti Haji Ash’ari. The workshop was in collaboration with the National Association for the Hearing-Impaired.

Eight facilitators from the association led by Khairul Anuar bin Johari conducted the two-day workshop which included several topics – colours, alphabets, numbers, greetings and verbs.

Forty-nine participants aged 18 to 70 attended the workshop.

The sign language workshop aimed to raise awareness of the hearing-impaired while attracting those interested in learning sign language.

The Youth Outreach Team conducts the sign language workshop. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN