17 July 2017

Liberia: Deaf Want Vocational School Established

A visiting deaf delegation from the United States of America under the banner Liberian-American Deaf Association (LADA) has held discussion with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf aimed at enhancing their activities in Liberia.

Speaking on behalf of the Association, Madam Olina Bailey Stevenson thanked President Sirleaf for affording them the opportunity to meet with her.

Mrs. Stevenson informed President Sirleaf that they were in Liberia to appeal to the Liberian government to establish Vocational and Technical Schools for the Deaf and speech-impaired Liberians.

Speaking earlier, Christopher Teddy Jaffah, Vice President of LADA, thanked President Sirleaf for the opportunity given to speak with her.

He said the Association has been providing training for members of the deaf and speech-impaired across the country for the past two weeks including donation of manuals, books, among others to deaf and speech-impaired individuals.

In response, President Sirleaf commended members of the Association for the visit and said she was elated about their courage and determination to learn despite their conditions.

She pledged to hold a conversation with the Minister of Education regarding the Association and how government can be a help in enhancing their capacities at different levels.

Members of the delegation included Beatrice Gbain, Wubu Hendricks, Abdullah Jani, Christopher Jaffah and Olina Bailey Stevenson, among others.


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