Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 1.11.10

www.kerrydeaf.com

Apologies for having to email update last week. Hope it did not cause any
inconvenience!

TRIP TO ETHIOPIA
Veronica White and Willie White from our service and a group of four Irish
Deaf people are currently in Ambo, Ethiopia working with Fr. Stephen
Monaghan of the Vincentian Lay Missionaries (VLM).

The Vincentians want to set up a Deaf Centre in the area to provide training
and educational support to Deaf people. The Centre would also provide
vocational opportunities, skills development and some income generating
activities.

Deaf people in Ethiopia have to overcome a great deal of stereotyping and
negative attitudes, which often times are internalised and lead to a very
poor self-image. The Centre would be a place where the Deaf Community could
meet and socialise, organise themselves as a community, improve their sense
of esteem and grow in confidence and realise their full potential.

The Irish group has planned to meet with Deaf Community leaders in Ambo, and
have brought materials and workshop ideas with them to share.

There will be an update from Willie and Veronica next week. You can also see
pictures from the trip on Facebook; look for Ethiopia Deaf Project.

MEETING TO DISCUSS NEW INTERPRETERS ASSOCIATION
Sign Language interpreters are coming together on November 6th to discuss
the possibility of setting up a new Sign Language Interpreters Association
in Ireland. The meeting will be on at the Prince of Wales Hotel, Athlone,
Co. Westmeath at 11am.This meeting welcomes and is open to all interpreters.
It is free to attend. If you are interested in attending, please contact
KDRC and we will pass on your details.

CORK DEAF ENTERPRISES GREAT CHARITY AUCTION
An auction in aid of Cork Deaf Enterprises will be held at their facilities
at Ballinlough Road, Cork, on Sunday November 7th 2010, from 2 to 6pm.
Everybody is welcome.
Items for auction include:
Hotel and Restaurant vouchers, Bottles (wine etc.), toys, Clothes, Golf
green fees, Sportswear, Hairdressing vouchers, Travel vouchers, Novelty
items, Christmas gifts, Cakes and chocolate, Footwear and much more.

It promises to be a great family day out!
For more information see: www.deafenterprises.ie

ANNUAL MASS FOR THE DECEASED PAST PUPILS
The 63rd Annual Mass for Deceased Past Pupils will be held at the Deaf
Heritage Centre, in the Gym Hall, St. Joseph’s School for Deaf Boys,
Cabra, Dublin 7 on Sunday 21st November 2010 at 12pm. Tea/coffee
refreshments will be served afterwards. The Deaf Heritage Centre will be
open to visitors.

EUROPEAN CONGRESS ON MENTAL HEALTH AND DEAFNESS
The 8th European Congress On Mental Health And Deafness is being held in
Cambridge, UK this week. The theme of the conference is “Healthy Deaf Minds
in Europe”. The underlying themes are preventing mental ill health in the
deaf community and promoting deaf mental wellbeing. Symposia will be held on
the following topics:
*       Deaf Adult and General Services
*       Deaf Children, Young People and Families
*       Deaf Elders
*       Forensic Services for Deaf People
*       Community and Primary Care Services for Deaf People
*       Developing Mental Health Services for Deaf People

For more information about the congress including, presentation abstracts go
to www.bsmhd.org.uk

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

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

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Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399