Sign language course at DEM headquarters
THE DEPARTMENT of Emergency Management (DEM) has begun a sign language interpretation course to train emergency responders and community volunteers to lend assistance to the deaf community, if the need arises.
Under the theme All Hands On Deck, the first training session was conducted at the DEM’S Warrens headquarters on Tuesday, and runs until next Wednesday, September 20. The second training session takes place from October 24 to November 1.
The programme, which is sponsored by the European Union (EU) through the ACP/EU Natural Disaster Risk Management Programme, runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Participants are being instructed by Bonnie Leonce. ( BGIS)