Media practitioners trained in basic sign language

By Hannah Awadzi

Takoradi, Dec. 02, GNA – The Reverend Alexander Nyame, the Church of Pentecost’s Coordinator of  Ministry to Persons with Disabilities,  on Friday, took media practitioners participating in a capacity building programme through basic sign language.

The participants engaged in practical sign language and tried signing basic words and sentences.

The Media Capacity Building Initiative for Reporting on Disability is an initiative of the Young African Media Centre with support from the United States Embassy.

The Capacity Building programme equips journalists and media practitioners to effectively and efficiently report on disability issues. 

Rev Nyame said: “We encourage everyone to be committed to the full inclusion of persons with disabilities.

“Full inclusion is very possible.”

Madam Esther Cobbah, Chief Executive Officer of Stratcomm Africa,  a strategic communications organisation,  said society would lose valuable capabilities of persons with disabilities if they  were excluded from the mainstream development agenda.

She said engaging with persons with disabilities promoted and generated social empathy.