THE 23rd WFDYS BOARD MEETING PRIOR TO THE 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE WFD IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

WFDYS Board members Jannicke Kvitvær and Ana Navas Serna traveled to Melbourne to host workshop about “International Advocacy” to Deaf and hard of hearing secondary school students at Victorian Def Education Institution Learning Centre in Melbourne on 11 October. The workshop was organised by Vicdeaf. The WFDYS was also invited to give a lecture at the Business Breakfast hosted by Deaf Professionals Network.

Ana Navas, Vanessa Ravlic, Jannicke Kvitvaer and Philip Waters during the Business Breakfast hosted by Deaf Professionals Network.

The Australian Sign Language Interpreters Association of Victoria (ASLIA Victoria) and Echo Interpreting and Sign Language Communication Victoria (SLC Vic) donated 625 Australian dollars to WFDYS. Thank you!!!

A group photo of Deaf students with WFDYS sign name!

A group photo of Deaf students with WFDYS sign name!

 

The 23rd WFDYS Board meeting was held at at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children in North Rocks, Sydney in Australia, 13 – 15 October 2013. The board meeting was held prior to the 2nd International Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) in Sydney.

The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) had over 35 Ordinary Members (47 delegates) and 30 observers came together on Wednesday, 15 October 2013 at the magnificent State Library of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia for a specially designated workshop on the topic “Partnerships: How Deaf Associations can Partner with Others to Achieve Human Rights.” WFD Youth Section President Jenny Nilsson and World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI) President Dr Debra Russell were in the part of the session to share how important it is for both world organisations to have collaboration in partnership with Deaf youth groups and sign language interpreter groups at the national level.

The Second International Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf held at the Wesley Conference Centre in Sydney. The conference, hosted by the Deaf Society of New South Wales in conjunction with the society’s centenary celebrations, saw delegates from many countries around the world attend. The WFDYS Board members facilitated the presentations from the youth.

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WFDYS congratulates the Deaf Society of New South Wales for hosting a successful event.