Sunday, November 21, 2010

Lao Deaf Unit attended the Human and Disabilites Rights Workshop

Lao Deaf Unit has a chance to voice up at the Human and Disability Right Workshops organized by Lao Disable People Association and National Committee for Disabled People supported by AusAID on the project Building human and disability rights institutional structures in the Lao PDR.

The aims of the workshop is to raise awareness about disabilities rights; the content of the workshop include the introduction to disability, the presentation of UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disability, the talk by resources persons who represent each type of disability.

The Deaf Unit has two presentation which include the introduction to the deaf culture and barriers of the deaf living in society and the movement of the Deaf Unit from 2003 to 2010.

The organizer plan to have 12 series workshops for different government sectors and mass organization which include:

  • Group 1: Prosecutor and Court sector 
  • Group 2: Kaisone PHOMVIHAN National Defense Academy
  • Group 3: Lao Front for National Construction, Lao People's Revolutionary youth Union and Lao Federation of Trade Union
  • Group 4: Lao Women Union
  • Group 5: Ministry of Industrial and Commerce, Ministry of Planing and Investment and National Chamber of Commerce
  • Group 6: Teachers from Lao National University and private college
  • Group 7: Lao Bar Association
  • Group 8: Representative of private companies 
  • Group 9: Propaganda and training Committee of the Central Committee, Office of the Party Central Committee and Central Control Committee
  • Group 10: Police Academy 
  • Group 11: National Assembly, Prime Minister Office and Presidential Office 
  • Group 12: Vientiane Capital Administration Office

Group photo with participants from Kaisone PHOMVIHAN National Defense Academy

Bountem, Director of Deaf Unit, guide how to sign

ice-breaking activities to show the difficulty of communication

presented gift to participants who won the ice-breaking activity

Bountem presented about the movement of Lao Deaf Unit since 2003 - 2010

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