Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 16.06.14
THANK YOU TO VOLUNTEERS IN OUR TRALEE STREET COLLECTION
We would like to extend our thanks to all those who volunteered last Friday
13th June in our Street Collection here in Tralee. Luckily the sun was
shining and made the day very enjoyable for all concerned. If you are able
to volunteer for the next collection in Listowel on Friday 27th June please
let us know here in the Centre.
CODA TRIP TO ETHIOPIA TO WORK WITH AMBO DEAF COMMUNITY
On the 28th of July, our Manager Willie White, along with Veronica White,
Steven White, Ashley Canne (USA), Megan Canne (USA) Kayla Canne (USA) will
be travelling to Ethiopia to provide workshops and training to the Deaf
community in Ambo, Ethiopia. All six are CODA’s (Children of Deaf Adults).
Susan O’Callaghan who is Deaf and works with the Cork Deaf Association will
join them. While they are in Ethiopia, they hope to link in with a small
Deaf group from Holland who are on a trip being organised by a Dutch travel
agent who is also a CODA.
If you would like to make a donation, you can do so online at
Centre. We would like to wish the group all the best with their work in
Ethiopia. We are sure the Deaf community there will benefit greatly from
their skills & experience and equally teach the Irish & American group alot
For more information on the Ethiopia Deaf Project, you can ‘Like’ its
facebook page at www.facebook.com/
REMINDER OF AMBO RAMBLE CYCLE FOR ETHIOPIA DEAF PROJECT
We would like to remind you that the Ambo Ramble is on Sunday 29th June.
This charity leisure cycle is in aid of the Ethiopia Deaf Project, which is
mentioned above. Participants can choose whether to cycle either the 40 km
or the 120 km course which starts and finishes in Ballinhassig, Co. Cork
doing a loop of the scenic West Cork.
The organisers have a Facebook page where you can get the latest news on
what is happening: https://www.facebook.com/
Registration will take place at 8.30 am and food and drink will be provided
along the route. Facilities such as hot showers will be provided for after
the event. For further information and to register (fee 30 euro) for the
cycle go to:
SUBTITLED MOVIES IN TRALEE
We would like to thank Tralee Omniplex for continuing to provide a subtitled
movie once a month in Tralee. In order for the cinema to continue providing
this access, they need people to attend subtitled screenings. If you would
like to know when the next movie is subtitled, send us your mobile number
and we will text you in advance.
BEST OF LUCK TO IRISH DEAF CHANNEL SWIMMERS.
A special best of luck message from all of us here at the Centre to
Bernadette White who is from Tralee. She is one of seven women taking on the
huge challenge of swimming across the English Channel on the 1st July. The
ladies are raising money for the Irish Deaf Women’s Group (IDWG), which is a
voluntary group that aims to empower Irish Deaf women through information,
events, workshops and services. See their Facebook page for more
information about the event: https://www.facebook.com/
To make a donation to their cause go to:
DeafTV is a website which shows TV programmes of interest to the Deaf
community worldwide. You can choose by genre or country. A number of Irish
programmes are listed on the website too. For more information, go to
NDCS UK YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Although it’s a British organisation, the National Deaf Children’s Society
Youtube channel is a valuable tool for parents of deaf and hard of hearing
children. The channel covers a wide range of interesting and informative
issues related to deaf kids. Although the site uses British Sign Language
(BSL), all the clips have subtitles or closed captions.
You can access the channel by going to:
Parents can also sign up for free membership to the NDCS website which will
give them exclusive access to information, regular email updates and their
OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre.
4 Gas Tce, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND
Charity Number CHY20854
Text (+353) 87 633 4687
Fax (+353) 66 712 0386
Tel (+353) 66 712 0399
KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national issues of equality, access and rights.