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12 Jan 2010 description

"I noticed a difference between my daughter and her older siblings. She did not react with the sounds surrounding her. She did not answer my calls." Suzan added "I was traumatized when I discovered that my daughter was deaf. It was the first time for me to even think about deafness."

Eleven years ago, this was Suzan's comment when she discovered the deafness of her daughter Fida'a. Fida'a, a fourteen-year-old girl, with two of her younger siblings were born deaf.

16 Dec 2009 description

Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) successfully accomplishes the first stage of the project "Community Outreach and Awareness Rising to Improve Ear Medical Care".

The project "Community Outreach and Awareness Raising to Improve Ear Medical Care" aims at decreasing hearing problems which lead to hearing impairment and consequently affect the communication skills.

The project achieved its objectives in the first stage through primary hearing screening for about 4975 children above the age of 5 years, teachers, and mothers mainly from marginalized areas of the …

08 Jul 2009 description

Training of Trainer in Early Intervention of Deaf Children

A total of sixty-four hours of training-of-trainer (TOT) over a period of six weeks was conducted to develop the capacity of professional staff in deaf early intervention.

07 Jul 2009 description

Very Dear Friends and Supporters,

No matter how many difficulties Atfaluna students faced throughout this year from the continuance closure and the last war over the Gaza Strip, Atfaluna School had been competent to finish their education for the year 2008-2009. This year, 276 students join the final exams with 92% success rate; sixteen students out of them graduated from the ninth grade.

22 Jun 2009 description

Palestine, Gaza, 22.6.2009

Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children: Improving the Quality of Life for Deaf and Marginalized People in the Gaza Strip

Eight Courses designed to provide basic and intermediate Palestinian Sign Language have been implemented by the Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) as part of its EU-funded 'Adult Education Programme'.

25 May 2009 description

Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children: Improving the Quality of Life for Deaf and Marginalized People in the Gaza Strip

Sewing, embroidery and culinary arts are the focus of eight new vocational training courses implemented by the Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) as part of its EU-funded 'Production Oriented Vocational Training and Employment Programme' (POVT& EP) to provide job opportunities for deaf and marginalized people in the Gaza Strip.

The courses will be launched at the Atfaluna Society building during May and June 2009.