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Teaching sign language in Gaza

A project is teaching sign language to hearing children in Gaza. As a result, deaf children can more easily integrate with their peers.

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A project is teaching sign language to hearing children in Gaza. As a result, deaf children can more easily integrate with their peers. Some hearing children with deaf parents are also learning sign language. Thus, this improves communication between parents and children at home. The children are in Child Friendly Spaces (CFSs) in Gaza. Child Friendly Spaces are places that provide protection for children during emergencies. For example, they work during times of war or after natural disasters.

World Vision produced and published this video in 2015. The video has subtitles in English. It shows people teaching sign language in Gaza. It also shows interviews about the sign classes. Most of the people in the video are using spoken language. Meanwhile, some people are using Palestinian sign language. Others use “sim com” with both spoken and signed language together.

Also explore other resources about the Gaza Strip or West Bank. Or, also find projects around the world related to sign language for children.

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