VDEI is currently sponsoring the mentoring organisation, Hear For You, to deliver both an oral and an Auslan mentoring program for Years 7 to 12 deaf and hard of hearing students. Nineteen oral deaf students have taken part in the oral mentoring workshops, which are being delivered between 24 March and 23 June. Eighteen deaf students will be participating in the Auslan program, being run between 26 May and 21 July 2013.
The overall aim of the program is to equip young deaf people with enduring skills that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. It aims to motivate them to achieve in their education and employment as they learn methods to cope with everyday situations, and help them understand that they have much to contribute to their society and the nation at large.
The mentoring programs comprise group workshops over two school terms, ementoring using online communication and a parent information session. The Hear For You mentors are successful young men and women who have experienced and overcome the challenges of deafness during their school years and beyond.
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in taking part in the workshops.