Myanmar government employees visit Kawagoe-shi to study sign-language interpreting support


June 18, 2013

The government employees from Myanmar who aim at expansion of the sign-language interpreting support for Deaf persons visited Kawagoe-shi, Saitama Prefecture on June 17, and explanation was given to them about the city's sign language interpreter dispatch enterprise (photo).

The city has employed the sign language interpreter as the personnel, and also registers 12 interpreters who passed the certifying examination successfully as a part-time-service special staff. The sign language interpreter is dispatched as a city enterprise.

The Myanmar visitors were the assistant of the social welfare bureau, the social welfare ministry, and the teacher from the national school of the Deaf. They were concerned in the project of the independent administrative agency Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) which has cooperated in sign-language interpreting training in Myanmar since 2007.

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