Deaf Reach’s Pakistan Sign Language Booth at Pakistan Learning Festival

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Hundreds of students and teachers from across Karachi visited Deaf Reach’s Pakistan Sign Language (PSL) booth at the Pakistan Learning Festival hosted by Children’s Literature Festival (CLF), a nationwide movement and flagship programme of civil society organization Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA). To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the launch of Pakistan Sign Language digital resources, visitors were given a firsthand experience with the digital resources on the PSL Learning Units. The children were delighted to learn words in sign language and converse with the deaf community at the event.

The first day of the festival opened with the National Anthem performed by students of Deaf Reach School in PSL, followed by the Sanjan Nagar School Choir singing CLF Tarana “Humain Kitab Chahiye” written by Zehra Nigah and composed by Rakae Jamil. This was followed by Kathak performance by Har Sukh School and Sufi songs by Mahnoor Altaf, a child prodigy. Room to Read’s adapted Book in Urdu “Caterpillar Ko Joota Chaiyeh” was launched through role play by government primary school Nishtar Colony Lahore, under the Pakistan Literacy Project with simultaneous rendition in Pakistan Sign Language by Deaf Reach Pakistan.

The three-day Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) was planned as a hybrid event. The multi-site, multi-lingual and multi-cultural three-day Children’s Literature Festival, held in collaboration with the British Council Pakistan, Children Library Complex (CLC), Oxford University Press (OUP) Pakistan, Room to Read and National History Museum (NHM), kicked off with a number of interactive sessions and activities taking place simultaneously at three locations.

For more information on our Pakistan Sign Language resources, visit our PSL Website.

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