Meeting with Deaf students from Vietnam to be held in Tokyo

One of the Vietnam Deaf students will speak, titled "From the site of the Deaf education in Vietnam: A potentiality of the Deaf fostered through a sign language education"

Date: February 22, 2010, Monday, 18:30-20:00

Place: The World Bank Information Center (PIC Tokyo)

English official website:
http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/EASTASIAPACIFICEXT/JAPANEXTN/0,,contentMDK:20647331~menuPK:1654967~pagePK:1497618~piPK:217854~theSitePK:273812,00.html

Sponsoring:
World Bank Information Center (PIC Tokyo) and the Japanese Association
of NGO Network (JANNET)

Co-sponsoring:
The Nippon Foundation

There was no school for the Deaf where they could study in sign language in Vietnam.

The Nippon Foundation began to support the higher education for the Deaf in Vietnam in cooperation with the Vietnamese government and the university in 2000 so that the Deaf could be educated in sign language.

Currently there are 11 Deaf students enrolled in the university.

This time, the Deaf students will visit Japan to observe an educational case in Japan. On this occasion, this meeting will provide the opportunity to learn about the education in Vietnam and "Disability and Development".

Language used: Japanese and Japanese Sign Language


Japanese source:
DEAF-NEWS (subscription)

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