March 20th - 31st, 2017
Sign Language conventions, USL, ASL, BSL, KSL, Basic communication with people who are deaf, Basics: Greetings, farewells, sign names, names, home, etc., Alphabet and numbers, Calendar, Culture and Etiquette with people who are deaf, Facial expressions and non-manual signs, colors, Excursion: Attending Mass with people who are deaf.
Above and below: Participants of the Sign Language Course
Fr. Peter Ssemakula
Sr. Immaculate DM
Ms. Nakamya Juliet
Mr. Jonan Opori
“We are all God’s work of art ….” (From Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 2:10)
“Disability is not Inability”
People with disabilities live in a world designed primarily for the able-bodied. People with disabilities want to live life no differently than anyone else. They want to be able to learn, to work, to play and enjoy life, fully realizing that must be done within the boundaries of their limitations.
This courses aims at equipping pastoral agents with the skills of how to attend to the emotional, spiritual, social and religious needs of people with disabilities, as well as the needs of their care-givers and family members. Disabilities can be mental as well as physical: the blind, the deaf and dump, the lame, etc. However, focus this year is placed on teaching pastoral agents how to communicate with people with a hearing impairment. It is given in two phases, in order to allow participants not to stay too long away from their work. Participants are given a chance to visit a school of the deaf and dumb, and to participate at their Eucharistic service.
Monday – Friday Timetable
|Lauds followed by Holy Eucharist
Sign language practice in groups 1
Review in Class
Sign language practice in groups 2
Sign language practice in groups 3
Review in Class
The rest of the day is as above except no Sessions