INTERNATIONAL DEAF AWARENESS WEEK (IDAW)

Date : Last week of September 2016

UPHLS will join Deaf community in the celebrations of the International Deaf Awareness Week (IDAW) 2016.

The purpose of holding the IDAW is to draw the attention of politicians, authorities, service providers, donors, development agencies and the general public to the achievements of the Deaf people and the concerns of the Deaf community in each country. In addition IDAW serves to recognize Deaf people’s potentials as valuable and equal members of society and is synonymous with Deaf identity. Most importantly, it provides opportunities that enable the Deaf to share experiences and interact as members of a large Deaf community, celebrating their uniqueness as a cultural and linguistic minority.