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May 23, 2007

Hands That Speak seeks support for Deaf Camp

From: AntiguaSun - St' John's,Antigua and Barbuda - May 23, 2007

by Afeefah Beharry

The Hands that Speak Foundation, whose mission is particularly geared towards the deaf and hearing impaired, has begun registering individuals for the 2007 Deaf Camp which is to be held in Grenada.

The Deaf Camp which is scheduled for 20-27 July, and will be held under the theme “Signs of a Successful Christian”. The camp will see participants from St.Vincent, Jamaica, USA, Antigua and Grenada.

President of Hands that Speak, Denise George said that they are targeting deaf people over the age of 14. She said that so far they have been getting a good response from people especially those who attended last year.

Minister Randy Saunders from the US will be the guest speaker at the camp.

Besides that, there will be exciting activities including craft, games, Bible study, island tour, fun on the beach and a banquette.

“The last camp was a success, so we decided to keep another one this year,” George said.

He also stated that between now and July, the organisation will be holding various activities to raise funds for those people who are interested in attending the camp but can’t afford it. She said that the registration fee and transportation is $100 and so far the least expensive airfare is $900.

Deaf Camp was held in Antigua last year at the Hero House. It is being hosted by the Christian Centre for the Deaf in Jamaica (CCDJ).

Interested individuals should contact George on 727-1914.

© 2007 AntiguaSun