UPDATE ON ETHIOPIA DEAF PROJECT.
We have just been informed by Stephen Monaghan of significant developments
in the Ireland/Ambo Deaf project in Ethiopia. The building of the Deaf
school is in the final stages. As it is now rainy season, it will be another
few weeks before this is completed.
Next door to the proposed school is the Mogor College. The owners have
agreed to sell the property and 5 building to the Vincentians for the
expansion of the Deaf Centre/school. The purchase of the College and land
has been funded by the Ethiopian Deaf Fund in Ireland and a long-term loan
from the Vincentian Province in Ethiopia.
Stephen says “the College offers us a ready made facility for the immediate
development of Phase 2 & 3 and of the Deaf Centre and a great deal of
potential for further developments down the road. It was pure providence
that this land came on the market at this time and it was only thanks to the
efforts of so many people who have fundraised for the project that we were
in a position to make an offer. The title to the land will be transferred to
the Vincentians after negotiations with the local government, who are fully
supportive of the Deaf project. Thanks to all who have contributed to the
Ambo Deaf Project and made this possible. However, the work goes on and the
need for funds to support the new development is essential. Looking forward
to your continued support and interest”.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WITH ITT HEALTH AND LEISURE.
This week we will be heading to Dingle to pursue Outdoor High Ropes
climbing. Numbers are limited to ten participants. If you are interested in
participating, please contact us for more details.
A huge thank you to everyone in the ITT and to everyone who has participated
in events up to now. A big thank you to everyone who completed and returned
our Sports Indemnity form- please remember, in order to participate in
activities this form must be filled in.
ARTS AND CRAFT CLASSES
Christina O’Donoghue is running Christmas card making classes in our Centre
on Thursday afternoons. If you would like to join these classes, please let
us know. Participants can make cards for their own purposes or donate them
to our Centre and we will sell them as part of our fundraising drive. Our
thanks to Christina for setting up these classes.
DRUGS AND ALCOHOL AWARENESS WORKSHOP FOR DEAF PEOPLE.
The Centre for Sign Language Studies (CSL) in Galway will be running this
workshop on the 3rd of November. The workshop is open to all and will run
from 11am to 1pm. Neil Wilson will facilitate the training with support from
the Western Region Drugs Taskforce. It will be held in the CSL Training
Centre, Tuam Road Retail Park, Tuam Road, Galway.
To book a place please email CSL at [email protected] or text CSL
at 083 4201769
INFORMATION ON THE CHILDREN’s REFERENDUM IN SIGN LANGAUGE.
As you know, voting will take place on the Children’s Referendum on Saturday
the 10th of November. The Irish Deaf Society have been asked by the
Commission to translate their information, provided in English and Irish,
into sign language.
To view the clip, go to
If you want the information on DVD, you can email [email protected]
BOOK AND GIFT CLUB.
We just got a new delivery of items for our Book and Gift Club with Bullseye
Books. These gifts are sold at a reduced cost to clients of our service. If
you are keen to buy any of them, you can see them in person in our office.
Orders must be submitted by 30th of October.
10 Book Set- Questions & Answers 15 euros.
30 Handcrafted Cards – 8 euro.
5pc Glass Bowls- 8 euro.
Christmas Storyteller Bear- 15 euro.
Princess Frame- 9 euro
Dress Up Dolls- 7 euro.
4 Book Set “Action Rhymes”- 8 euro
Magnetic Memo Board- 10 euro.
Guardian Angel- 10 euro.
Santa’s Key- 9euro.
Roller Race Cars- 8 euro.
Giggle Quotes- 6 euro.
Dairy Cookbook- 8 euro.
OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
4 Gas Tce, Tralee
Mobile (text): 087 633 4687
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399