International Deaf Day always celebrate for Deaf Community Malaysia on every year. Pusat Majudiri "Y" for the Deaf launched a very exciting event - International Deaf Day 2011 at YMCA, Kuala Lumpur. The International Deaf Day is about Deaf need to be seen in the community and understood as social group share Deaf Culture to make their Deaf Awareness. It also draw attention to Deaf and Hearing people open their eyes about the awareness of educate people about deafness, and Deaf issues in Malaysia. So, it is very important for Deaf Community Malaysia!
|I came around 2pm, I saw Deaf and Hearing friends still are around the booths|
|The kids enjoyed to play DeafBeat!|
|Deafs are selling hotdogs, Corns, Soya and others|
|Selling the Clay Arts! Cute!|
|Deafs used their skill to design and sell their own T-shirts, shoes, and etc...|
|My friend, Danny Wong sell the computer stuffs, like USB pendrive, cool notebook, mouse, etc!|
|Deaf J&T Bakery: My Deaf friends are selling their self-made Muffins, sandwich, breads and etc!|
Read more at "Audibly challenged man hawks self-made bread for living" in Asiaone News Online
How about Deaf and Hearing kids? I went to the FunGames inside YMCA~ Wow, cute kids always play the games there! The kids are not boring when they are playing with the volunteers and parents. The Deaf and Hearing still can communicate each other so it is no problem at all!
|The kids are happy when they are fishing!|
|Painting Arts! Cute Angry Birds! Thumb up!|
|Busy to paint colour... :D Cute!|
|Meet Deaf friends and eating lunch At Cafe|
|Deaf Tourists from oversea that visited IDD too!|
|Dr Allen and his team busy to explain about DIB Kona Coffee business!|
|Waiting for the OKU welfare registration...|
|The Deaf people want to register with Prasarana to get new RapidKL OKU Card.|
|The volunteers are selling the sign language books, gifts, T-shirts and etc|
I really enjoyed to chat with my old friends. I visited the booths and talked with Deaf friends about their business and listened about how they do and open their small shop. So good for them. My hearing friend came to meet me, then I bring him to visit around the booths...He interested to learn the sign language. My best friend are happy to meet me again! So tired... My friends and I went home around 4pm.
I think that the staffs and volunteers are doing the great performance to keep up the Deaf's spirit to enjoy the International Deaf Day at their places! Thumb up! Good job!
Hope they can do better again on next year!
(p/s: I asked their permission from my friends who took the photos here)