What a golden opportunity and a rewarding experience as you had observed the Peruvian Sign Language! Was the lady in the video with you as depicted above a teacher of deaf pupils of any age. Was she the only one teacher at school? Was she a hearing person? If so, where did she learn PSL? What made her immersed in the teaching of the Peruvian deaf children? Merci beaucoup for sharing the video with us. :)
Just awesome! Give Deaf kids a chance to grow and learn no matter where they live around the world! This empowers them to become useful citizens.
God Bless those who give Deaf kids a chance to prove themselves.
Enjoyed this enlightening video … and glad to see the children signing …. be nice if the school had more deaf visitors from time to time so the kids will realize there is a World out there besides their little world in the school … Thanks for sharing …
Thanks, everyone for your positive comments and support!
Darren Frazier-I am glad you went to that school too! I did not go to Salar de Uyuni, though I wish I did! I dont know if they got computers/internet because their classrooms were closed when I visited (It was dinnertime).
Moebius-Look at 5:10 period of the video, at that period it shows the outside space of classrooms since they were closed because I visited during dinnertime. And, I am not sure if it is a state or church-run school. More likely it is a church-run school because there are posters of religious signs in Peruvian’s sign language. And women who worked there look like nuns.
Jean Boutcher-The girl who taught me signs is a student in the school. I am not sure if there are any deaf teachers. I am assuming women who worked in the school are nuns who want to help Deaf Peruvian children.
I really enjoyed seeing your video at the Deaf School in Cuzco. I recently returned from a third visit to Peru – each time I had hoped to visit the school but nobody could give me its location! If you could email me the information, I’d be very grateful. Thanks, and thanks for sharing so many interesting things on this site.
Jehanne, I am not sure if you remember me. I used to be a teacher in 3rd grade when you were in 1st or 2nd grade at MSD.
Well, in response to your vlog. FANTASTIC and informative. News: I just came back from one month of being in Cusco|Lima region. THERE are NO formal schooling for Deaf children of PERU.
If you want more information, let´s get together. We are planning another mission trip next summer. Lima has a great “start-up” Deaf education program so far. It will be a spin-off model for the rest of the country.
Deaf Peruvians have pretty much given up on us and we on them. Their main complain is that the USA people who come to assist them promises to come back the year after… but never do or end up dropping out of frustrations and lack of progress…
I am currently working in the middle east on a project with Deaf students here through the US State Dept and found your stories and interviews most beneficial for showing them. You are similar in age to the students I am working with and they like your stories; keep up the good work.
Also, perhaps your teachers might be interested in offering a cultural exchange or allow you to do a project for a class with a student here in Bahrain for some kind of credit or project or something… they’re always looking for new ideas and fun projects… I’m sure something can work.
Hello that great deaf school in Cuzco. Can you give me address this deaf school which day opening and closing what time ? I will be visit Cuzco in June 2012. Please give me address and inform permit to visit give me email to contact many thank you for the help. Your film is fantastic that good. thank you Reita Bansal
I am so inspired by your video! I have been praying that God show me what to do next,as I just retired after 34 yrs as a teacer of the D/HH. Thanks to your video and those amazing children’s smiles, I want to go to Peru and volunteer @ the school for as long as they will have me. I notice that all the kids seem so confident and proud of their Deaf culture.
Please continue to post of all the adventures you seek out. I am so inspired by your insights bravery and reaching out to other cultures. I sent the link to several of my ex-grown up students in hopes that they too will think about traveling and communicating with Deaf world wide!
Thanks so much.