Further realizing its commitment to create an inclusive work environment, Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. (BAVI) recently conducted basic sign language training for interested employees.
The first leg of the training happened few days after BAVI renewed its partnership with Unilab Foundation for Project Inclusion.
Learning basic sign language
Project Inclusion is a program which intends to give persons with disabilities renewed hope and confidence in their talents and abilities by helping them obtain and sustain jobs in an actual work environment.
The half-day training taught the participants practical steps that they can take to make the organization more accessible and friendly to Deaf employees. It covered alphabet sign language; and signs for salutations and common office terms.
To help them improve their relationship with members of the Deaf community, Deaf awareness issues were also incorporated in the training.
“I appreciate the training because it gave me a wider perspective in understanding the deaf culture better. It was also useful dahil sa mga tinuro na basic sign language symbols, lalo na’t may deaf sa ating workforce,” said participant JL Adrias.
“The recently conducted seminar on Sign Language will facilitate the way my work colleagues communicate with the deaf and I appreciate such effort. I hope that in the future, a seminar on Deaf Culture will also be given,” said Donna Tolentino, BAVI employee hired through Project Inclusion.
To cap off the training, attendees were given their name signs, a special sign that is used to uniquely identify a person.
For BAVI employees who would like to attend a sign language training, you may send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.