Professional Development Achievements – Delving into the silent world

It was a joyous moment for a group of 12 social workers who have shown willingness and commitment to delve into the unknown by following a 6 months training programme to learn sign language to better understand the silent world.

Minister Patricia Francourt, Principal Secretary and Senior Management of Social Affairs Department shared this auspicious moment to witness social workers in action. This was through the translation of the Minister Francourt’s remarks, the video showing social workers demonstrating their skills and interpretation of a short song popularly known by children entitled “Ti Pol”.

Their achievement is quite remarkable and they have pledged to continue practicing their newly acquired competency through monthly sessions to sharpen their skills in sign language.

Minister Francourt thanked Mrs Gardner for offering the training to the first group of professionals who work very closely with the public. She is happy to note that another group of staff of the Department is lined up to take up the training later during the year. Minister Francourt urged other MDAs to take the bold step to grab the training opportunity that will allow them to better understand people with hearing impairment.