Computers and Internet provided for school with dorm for children with impaired hearing and speech “11 May” in Jagodina
Jagodina, February 22, 2017 – Telenor Foundation, as part of the project “Be a part of good communication”, has donated eight PCs and provided Internet access to school with home for children with impaired hearing and speech “11 May” in Jagodina. Thanks to this equipment, children will be able to adopt new knowledge, use the Internet for learning but also make their free time more interesting.
“The computers and Internet will mean much to children in their school and extracurricular activities. It will provide access to good quality contents and make communication with their friends abroad easier. It will ensure additional value for home schooled students and their parents, thanks to the teachers who will provide them with instructions on how to work with children. We thank the Foundation for initiating this project and recognising that members of the community of deaf and persons with impaired hearing are often pioneers in the use of advanced technologies”, stressed Dragana Kovačević, graduate special education specialist and the school Principal.
Apart from the school Principal, Milica Begenišić, Telenor Foundation Manager and Anđelka Prpić, actress, also attended the event.
“For me the most
important thing I learned within this project is that the sign language, just
like acting, can express a broad spectrum of emotions and situations. I am glad
that I am able to help and draw the attention to specific problems of the community
of deaf and persons with impaired hearing”, said Anđelka Prpić, actress.
Apart from Jagodina, Telenor Foundation also donated equipment to the school centre in Subotica and Home for Children and Youth with Impaired Hearing in Belgrade.
A Telecentre was opened as part of the project “Be a part of good communication”, the first online translation centre for sign language in the Balkans. Internet access, tablets and specialised tariff packages have been provided in 44 city organisations all over Serbia, and late last year a unique application for getting to know and understanding the Serbian and international sign language (IS) “Talking hands” was presented.