our students make changes

November 19, 2009 § Leave a comment

Here (people didn’t get my hear/here pun) is a message from one of our students, who is passionate about language rights.

As you know I believed there was a gap in our children’s language learning so I set up Voice Thru Your Hands to bridge this gap. Further to this we as an organisation have teamed up with Deaf Aotearoa to implement NZSL into the school curriculum.

Voice Thru Your Hands is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL). Also to show through communication in NZSL, people are able to fully express themselves. This proves that it is a given right to all to be able to communicate or at least be given the different options.

Voice Thru Your Hands is also supporting families with children who choose to use New Zealand Sign Language as their mode of communication. We’re a parent-driven, non-profit organisation providing families with the resources, networks, and information they need to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children. Our outreach programmes, parent/professional collaboration, and advocacy efforts are focused on enabling children to reach their highest potential.

You can read more about it here: Voice Thru Your Hands

Toyota NZ has put our organisation forward for the Scholarship to help us reach this goal. We need your votes to be the winner for this round of scholarships to help turn our dream into reality.

Just follow the link and please forward to all in your email contact list!!!

Toyota scholarships

Click on the above link – We are a finalist for a Believe Scholarship!

Make sure to spread the word for people to vote.

Thanking you in advance 🙂 Have a great Christmas and a happy New Year.

Ally Attwell

Voice Thru Your Hands

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