Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 08.02.16
COLLECTION IN MANOR WEST SHOPPING CENTRE TRALEE
On Friday, the 12th of February, we will have a fundraising collection in
Manor West Shopping Centre in Tralee. If you are willing to volunteer for
this day, please contact our Centre. We have a number of timeslots available
and would really appreciate your support. Income raised from this day will
go directly towards running costs of the Centre.
Our sincere thanks to Manor West Shopping Centre for allowing our Centre
fundraise in the Centre this week.
VOLUNTEERS FOR STREET & CHURCH COLLECTIONS
Throughout 2016, we will have a number of Street & Church Collections in
various locations in Co. Kerry. The income raised from these collections
also goes towards the overhead costs of running our Drop-In-Centre in
If you are in the position to volunteer for any of these fundraising events,
please send your name to Therese Gallant by text to 087 633 4687 or via
email to [email protected]
VIS- VIDEO INTERPRETING SERVICE/ VIDEO INFORMATION SERVICE
Our new VIS service is now being expanded to include a Video Information
VIS now has two options:
1) Video Interpreting Service: Sign language interpreters can be booked
online to interpret remotely via video-messaging software such as
2) Video Information Service: This allows sign language users to contact us
via webcam technology if they have queries they want answered in sign
To access the VIS service, you can text us on 087 633 4687 or by email
[email protected] and we will give you an appointment to chat in sign language
to our Manager, Willie White.
To date, the most popular option for VIS calls/queries has been via Skype &
FaceTime. You can also leave us a video message in sign language via Glide.
Skype username kerrydeaf
FaceTime 087 633 4687 or [email protected]
Glide username OQC BSYB
SUCCESSFUL WORKSHOP FOR MUNSTER INTERPRETERS
On Saturday, our service hosted a workshop for Sign Language Interpreters
Munster (SLIM). The workshop explored Access Consciousness & Qigong
Geraldine Woesssner who has been teaching and inspiring others to reach
their fullest potential for 15 years presented the workshop. With a
background in Mindfulness, Tai Chi and Energy work she combines these skills
with the tools of Access Consciousness to craft a truly holistic way of
facilitating people to recognise, & acknowledge their skills & abilities and
enhance their personal & professional life.
The Qigong aspect of the course looked at the holistic system of coordinated
body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for health,
spirituality, and martial arts training. Our thanks to Geraldine & SLIM
members for a great workshop.
VLM AFRICAN RUN-IRELAND
The Vincentian Lay Missionaries (VLM), which supports the ALDS Deaf School
in Ambo, Ethiopia, is organising a Fun Run Fundraiser with the proceeds
going towards their work in Africa. February 27th @ 12 noon, St. Anne’s
Park, Raheny, Dublin 1
VLM is a small voluntary organisation that operates out of St. Peter’s
Parish Office in Phibsborough, Dublin 7. Since 2002 they have been working
with partners in Ethiopia in the areas of education and professional skills
To register for the event, go to
MANAGER WORKING WITH DEAF COMMUNITY IN ETHIOPIA IN AUGUST
Our Manager Willie White has been invited to join Visions Global
Empowerment, an international NGO (Non-Government Organisation) on a trip to
Ethiopia in August.
While in Ethiopia, Visions will work with a number of Deaf schools in Addis
Ababa and Bahir Dar. Willie will also work independently with the ALDS Deaf
School in Ambo that we have supported for a number of years.
This is a great honour & a fantastic opportunity for Willie. We wish him and
Visions all the best with their work there. We are sure the Deaf community
will benefit greatly from their work with them.
OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre.
4 Gas Tce, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND
KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national & international issues of equality, access and
Charity Number CHY20854
To donate, go to: https://www.gofundme.com/
Text: (+353) 87 633 4687
Tel: (+353) 66 712 0399
E-mail: [email protected]
Glide: OQC BSYB
Skype: kerrydeaf (by appointment)
FaceTime: [email protected] (by appointment)
FaceTime: (+353) 87 633 4687 (by appointment)