After two 7 hour flights our team safely arrived in Addis Ababa. Cool, fresh air never felt so good!!
Today we met with local deaf leaders who are part of the DDIA (Deaf Development Information Association). We listened and asked questions as DDIA members shared personal testemony, challenges of being deaf, and the need for advocacy and awareness.
So what is our role?
As we listen and understand we can help DDIA members develop plans and programs to increase awareness, to help alleviate the stigmas, to support deaf children, parents of deaf children, educators and teachers of the deaf.
Looking forward to workshops at Addis Ababa University tomorrow and Wednesday, then on to Bahir Dar!!!
I am so lucky to be here...