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‘Sign Languages Unite Us’ - USJ in Action to Build an Inclusive Community

2022-09-23

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Sep

The Faculty of Health Sciences and the Macau Deaf Association join forces in providing the first Sign Language training program to the professional social work community in Macau.



In response to the International Day of Sign Languages set on the 23rd of September and the celebration of the founding of the World Federation of the Deaf. The Faculty of Health Sciences and the Macau Deaf Association join forces in providing the first Sign Language training program to the professional social work community in Macau. This program is aligned with the declaration from the United Nations General Assembly, ‘Sign Languages Unite Us’, a significant milestone to integrate sign language be part of professional formation. This is a three-months training program at an elementary level, the intermediate and advanced training shall follow. The objective of this program is to equip students with the necessary communication skills that could apply to their services, enhance their capacities to serve a wider community group, and be able to understand their needs more effectively. This collaboration hopes to promote the understanding of sign languages’ significance as a component of linguistic and cultural diversity. The Faculty of Health Sciences will continue to work with different stakeholders, to promote health and well-being through academic programs and research activities, to achieve a healthy living community for Macau and the Greater Bay Area.

MoU Signing Ceremony of USJ & Macau Deaf Association