This is completely brilliant. We have agreed to support her in this by sending her a laptop and hard drive.
Below are some of the materials she prepared.
Through these reports I can really see how Lamin is developing in knowledge and skills and leadership.
I thought it might be interesting to share some excerpts from the report of what he, and so our project, is achieving. I think the quotes speak for themselves.
Nowadays, Deaf people are becoming wise and controlling their own affairs without their Hearing family members dictating them. On Tuesday 9th February, a Deaf man came to GADHOH office and express the need of having a bank account. He asked me what are some of the requirements to open a bank account...? I asked if he is with his identity card (ID), he said yes, I then accompanied him to the tax office in search of Tax Identification Certificate. I helped by calling his dad asking if they can bring one of the receipts of their compound payment, this was done. We then moved to the bank with two passport size photos. Upon arrival at the bank, I interpreted for him there and his request was finally accepted. Now he is saving his money on the bank.
Marianna* is one of the successful business Deaf women in The Gambia. She is educated and can communicate with Hearing customers mostly but when misunderstanding arise between her and the customers, she calls out services of Sign language interpreters’ for clarity and understanding. I provided interpreter service for her with two of her Hearing customers on the 17th February from 10:20am to 12:30pm. (*name changed)
Maria* (a hearing person studying GSL who is really keen to develop) was asked by me to be coming to GADHOH on Wednesdays so she can have some GSL classes with GSL teachers (Sheriffo, Adama & Momodou) and also have the opportunity to interact with me in exploring the skill aspect of interpreting. I had also been showing her GSL videos stored in my laptop, answer and rectify some the questions she asked. This has not stop her from coming to Saturday GSL classes. She is learning smoothly and I had vowed to support her grow as a sign language interpreter if she continues the momentum. (*name changed)