Discovering Deaf Worlds: Travel to Thailand, Cambodia, and Costa Rica and Engage in Local Deaf Communities

Top Quote Discovering Deaf Worlds aims to support international deaf associations, promote awareness, and donate to local deaf schools and organizations while zip-lining through the alluring tropical rain forests of Costa Rica, touring the canals around beautiful Bangkok in Thailand, and exploring the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia on trips guided by local deaf people native to that country. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 02, 2010 - Rochester NY - Discovering Deaf Worlds, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, grassroots organization based in Rochester, New York, is launching an innovative program called Discovering Deaf Worlds: Journeys, which provides wonderful opportunities for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing people to explore the unique cultures of developing countries, while engaging in local Deaf communities, and supporting the efforts of international deaf advocacy associations.

    Tour costs have built-in donations, allowing trip participants to advocate for the establishment of deaf clubs in all 76 provinces of Thailand; support efforts to create the first sign language dictionary in Costa Rica; and sponsor deaf students in Cambodia to learn vocational skills to achieve financial independence and provide for their families. On these journeys, participants will also learn about the local sign language of each country, and what it is like to be a deaf person living there. Additionally, all tours will be fully accessible with guides fluent in English and American Sign Language, as well as a local signing guide from each country.

    Discovering Deaf Worlds has partnered with Rochester-based, socially conscious travel company, GoPhilanthropic, to provide this wonderful opportunity for anyone who wishes to experience different cultures and new adventures while making a difference at the same time. Discovering Deaf Worlds will offer trips every year to multiple destinations, the first being to Cambodia and Thailand from October 12, 2010 to October 23, 2010. Registration deadline is August 30th, 2010. For more information about Discovering Deaf Worlds: Journeys, please contact Director, David Justice at (585) 234-8144, djustice ( @ ) discoveringdeafworlds dot org; or visit the website: http://www dot gophilanthropic dot com/you/deaftravel dot php

    Discovering Deaf Worlds is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to empowering deaf and hard of hearing people in developing countries. Discovering Deaf Worlds strives to advance the capacity of local deaf communities around the globe to meet their social, educational and employment needs. Discovering Deaf Worlds achieves this through joint venture programs and partnerships with educators, employers, and non-governmental organizations.

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