In line with its objective of advocating for barrier-free environment and dissemination of information about deaf people, MCCID again conducted Basic Filipino Sign Language and Deaf Sensitivity Training to selected social workers and personnel of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) – Region IVB (MIMAROPA) from June 17-21, 2019 at Lancaster Hotel, Mandaluyong City.
Director Jojo Esposa Jr., leads the training team together with deaf co-trainor’s Ervin Reyes and Moises Libot. Around forty participants coming from DSWD Field Offices of Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan, as well as the Regional Office, learned conversational Filipino Sign Language and became aware of the needs of those who cannot hear and considers their hidden disability.
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The activity was under the leadership of Director Flor Gunio of OIC-RD of DSWD and organized by Ms. Maricel F. De la Vega-Urdas, PWD /PLHIV/LED and RRPTP Focal Person Regional Committee on Disability Affairs (RCDA)-Secretariat for MIMAROPA Region.