Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD)

GNAD Youth Wing participates in DUF International Partnership Seminar, Haslev- Denmark

“It was the greatest experience I have ever had. Working with people from around the world with difference cultures and knowledge; the fun, food, environment and the wonderful people I met outside the workshop… it’s so marvellous and I can’t think more but to say a big thank you to DUF and our partner DDU.” –Richard.

The Danish Youth Council (DUF) International Partnership Seminar was attended by the President and Vice President of the Youth Wing of Ghana National Association of the Deaf(GNAD) Richard Doku and Linda A Gibbah. The Youth representatives were accompanied by two Ghanaian Sign Language interpreters George Pinto and Francis Essel.

The seminar takes place from 1st to 5th May, 2017, at Emmaus Conference Centre, Højskolevej 9 in Haslev, Denmark. Haslev, popularly known as the school town with the green surroundings lies in the southern part of Zealand, Denmark with a weather condition at about 15 degrees Celsius and humidity of about 96%.

The DUF’s international partnership seminar gathered young volunteers from DUF-supported partnerships between Danish youth organizations and their partners. The international seminar was purposely to meet in Denmark and together develop project proposals and to learn and share among the different cultures.

We received presentations on how to develop a good project, and had time for group work and counselling in our partnership, so we had a nearly finished project proposal at the end of the seminar. And it was a great opportunity to learn and share.” – Richard & Linda.

It was therefore an opportunity to meeting and working closely with the project group. After the seminar the youth delegated also did visit DDU and the Danish Deaf Association(DDA) in Copenhagen to acquaint themselves with workings of these organisations, an experience they described as exciting, “we are extremely grateful to the DUF and DDU, especially all those who made our stay in Copenhagen so memorable.” – Richard & Linda.

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