17 GADHOH students certificated

Friday, December 28, 2007
At least 17 students at The Gambia Association for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (GADHOH) Female  Wing in Latrikunda Sabiji were recently awarded certificates after completing their intermediate and elementary courses on tie and dye, sign language, and tailoring.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Abdoulie Sowe, a member of GADHOH commended students for their efforts, noting that the Association was founded to help people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

He noted that the courses they underwent will greatly help them to earn income.

“In skills training you have to be creative to develop yourself,” he said.

Isatou Sanyang, Director of the Female Wing said since the establishment of the centre, they have awarded certificates to deserving students.

“They underwent so many courses that can help them in life,” she said.

According to her, sign language is very important as it helps these people to communicate with the public.

She therefore challenged others to take their work seriously noting that it’s the responsibility of parents to take their sons or daughters who are deaf or have difficulty in hearing to the centre to ensure a gainful profession in the future.

For his part, Lamin Ceesay, on behalf of the director of GADHOH, said such training contributes immensely to national development.

“Our registration will commence on 17 January 2008. These people could contribute effectively to national development. Our association is here to unite this people always,” he reiterated.

Author: by Sheriff Janko