FAME foundation was established to solicit, encourage and advance the social, emotional and economic wellbeing of women and girls as well as formulate programmes within the framework of national development plan with a view to enhancing the participation of women and advocate for gender parity in the society.
FAME foundation firmly believe that the entire nation, businesses, communities and groups can benefit from the implementation of programs and policies that adopt the notion of women empowerment.
The International Week of Deaf People in 2022 (19-25 September) coincides with September 23rd, the International Day of Sign Languages, a day set aside to increase awareness of and concern for people with hard of hearing.
The UN General Assembly declared it important to enhance public understanding of sign language’s role in the realization of deaf people’s human rights.
Sign language is a great way to communicate in a rich and meaningful way. It’s also a lovely approach to communicating with a group of people who are deaf and a way to increase understanding and sensitivity to the needs of the Deaf.
According to the World Federation of the Deaf, there are approximately 72 million deaf people worldwide. More than 80% of them live in developing countries. Collectively, they use more than 300 different sign languages.
Around 72 million individuals worldwide are deaf, according to the World Federation of the Deaf. Over 80% of them reside in underdeveloped nations. Collectively, they use more than 300 different sign languages.
Sign languages are fully fledged natural languages, structurally distinct from spoken languages. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognizes and promotes the use of sign languages. It makes clear that sign languages are equal in status to spoken languages and obligates state parties to facilitate the learning of sign language and promote the linguistic identity of the deaf community.
“Sign Languages Unite Us” is the theme for the 2022 International Day of Sign Languages. It is a moment for us to redefine the impact of sign language in our society and to ensure equality, love, and care for all.
As we mark World Sign Language Day, we should all know that understanding Sign Language is not just a task but a way to convey our thoughts to our near and dear ones who are hard of hearing. Communicating with people who are hard of hearing is just as easy as other people.
FAME Foundation calls on Government, individuals, and institutions to promote the usage of sign languages in all sectors of society and raise awareness of the importance of sign languages.
The issue is not that hard-of-hearing persons do not hear but that the world chooses to ignore their voices.