The Society of Interpreters for the Deaf in Selangor and the Federal Territory, more often known by its acronym S.I.D., is a registered non-profit and non-governmental voluntary organization founded in 1990. S.I.D. takes on the mission to serve as interpreters on the educational, judicial and other various fronts to enable the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community an opportunity of equal rights and access to information and communication. S.I.D. also provides a platform for interpreters to share and exchange ideas on issues relating to interpreting.
Bakery set up for the deaf, thanks to donor
Look out people, there is a new bakery with delectable cookies and bread in town by The Community Service Centre for the Deaf (CSCD). The Silent Teddies Bakery project was launched on Aug 2 after donations poured in from The Latin American Ladies Association in Malaysia and the Hong Leong Foundation.
The Latin American Ladies put together a ball on March 11 to raise funds to be distributed to two organizations – the CSCD and Rumah Wake. A donation of RM65, 000 was given to the foundation to buy the equipment for the bakery.
A DREAM project is set to come true for the Community Service Centre for the Deaf (CSCD), thanks to ‘A Gift of Love’ donation of RM60,000 from the Latin American Ladies Association of Malaysia.
The CSCD is a non-profit and non-government organisation (NGO), whose mission is ensure that hearing-impaired children will acquire the necessary skills to succeed in a life full of challenges.
Community Service for The Centre of The Deaf (CSCD) is dependent on public funding, receiving only a small sum from the Government for it general operation. Public funding is ad-hoc and unreliable. The operation cost is increasing yearly.
- Reduce the dependence on public funding through SELF-HELP projects.
- In life with providing life skills training, and based on the philosophy of teaching one how to fish rather than providing him with fish. The idea of “Project Bakery” was mooted by SID.
Here is a brief history of how the Sign Language was first introduced to Malaysia by Mr. Tan Yap……
LAURENT CLERC CULTURAL FUND
GALLAUDET COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
ALUMNI OFFICE, GALLAUDENT COLLEGE
WASHINGSTON D.C. 20002
The Gallaudet College Alumni Association
EDWARDS MINER GALLAUDET AWARD
For international leaders working to promote the well- being of deaf people of the world
Mr. Tan Yap