Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 07.05.13

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY COURSE VTOS PROGRAMME (TRALEE)
The Assistive Technology VTOS programme is looking to recruit new students
for its course starting in September. A sign language communication support
worker will be available for interested Deaf students.

The Assistive Technology Programme is a two year programme where students
cover a variety of subjects including: Internet Skills, Digital Media,
Computer Skills, Functional Mathematics, Arts & Crafts, Health & Fitness,
Progression and Career Guidance.

Students have the opportunity to obtain accreditation to FETAC Level 3 and
Level 4, which in terms of career progression sets them up for entry to a
variety of PLC courses. The programme runs five days a week from 9.00am to
3.00pm and is modular based. If you would like further details, we can email
you a copy of the course brochure. Otherwise, you can contact Paschal O’
Leary, Assistive Technology Co-ordinator on 086 8158678.

SUCCESSFUL CORK KERRY ELDERLY TRIP.
We would like to extend our thanks to all those who participated in the
Kerry/Cork Elderly trip to Tralee and Fenit last week. A special word of
thanks to Susan O’Callaghan and Veronica White for organising the day. In
addition to Susan and Veronica, we would also like to thank Patrick Doody
and Therese Gallant for volunteering as drivers on the day.

We had a total of 22 participants and volunteers and had a great day. Our
thanks also to the staff of Stokers Lodge for their kind hospitality and to
the St. Brendan’s Visitor Centre in Fenit.

HEALTHY EATING CLASS.
We would like to thank Veronica White for hosting informal training for our
staff and CE workers on healthy eating during the week. As part of the
training, we were given print outs of the healthy eating pyramid. If you
would like a copy of this, please contact us.

COMPASSIONATE, CARING, ADDICTION WORKSHOP (FERMOY)
Sr. Una Boland will present a workshop “Compassionate, Caring, Addiction,
God in the bits and pieces of our lives” on the 18th of May from 10am-4pm.
The interpreters for the workshop will be Veronica White and Frankie Berry.

The venue is the Corrin Enterprise Mart, Fermoy, Co. Cork. Directions are
available on their website at http://www.corrineventcentre.com/

DEAF WOMEN ON ABUSE AND VIOLENCE WORKSHOP (GALWAY)
The Centre for Sign Language Studies is hosting a workshop on supporting
Deaf women on abuse and violence. The workshop will be held on the 18th May
at Connaught Hotel in Dublin Road, Galway, from 2 -5pm. It is funded by OLC
Trust.

IRISH DEAF WOMEN SWIMMING DOVER TO CALAIS.
The Irish Deaf Channel Swimmers 2014 (IDCS) will swim from Dover to Calais
in July 2014. The group aim to fundraise for the Irish Deaf Women’s Group
(IDWG), which is a voluntary, non-profit organisation, funded by membership
contributions and fundraising activities.

We would extend our best wishes to all the swimmers including Bernadette
White who is originally from Kerry. For more information on the swim, go to
www.facebook.com/idcs2014

MISS INDIA WORLDWIDE WON BY DEAF CONTESTANT.
For the 1st time in its history, Nehal Bhogaita, a Deaf contestant from
Leicester, won Miss India Worldwide. The competition was held in Kuala
Lumpur and the winner announced just a few days ago.

Catherine White who is now living in Leicester introduced our manager Willie
White to Nehal. Willie can see clearly why the judges selected her as their
overall winner- a beautiful, talented and energetic woman with a fantastic
personality and a smile that would light up a room.

On the competition website, they say “Nehal wants to be a role model for
people like her who are deaf and she has done just that. For her talent,
Nehal performed Bollywood dance routine that highlights her own conviction
of never giving up. While she is unable to hear the music, she dances using
the vibrations of the beats”.

Well done and congrats to Nehal 🙂

OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
4 Gas Tce, Tralee

KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national issues of equality, access and rights.

Mobile (text): 087 633 4687
E-mail: kdrc@eircom.net

www.kerrydeaf.com
www.facebook.com/kerrydeaf
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Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399