An online event on youth involvement on environmental issues to be organized for deaf youthEnvironment
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Mongol Ecology Center is organizing its first online event for deaf youth as part of the Youth Sustainability Corps program.
The event is being organized under the 'Empowering Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth to participate in Sustainable Development Mongolia' project selected for this year's Direct Aid Program funded from Australia's aid budget.
The project aims to empower deaf and hard of hearing youth to participate in the sustainable development of Mongolia by educating them about their civil rights and developing their skills to participate, monitor, and collaborate for the use of best practices in managing Mongolia's natural and cultural resources.
B.Yanjim, founder of Mongolian Independent Living Center for Deaf Women and Deaf Education Teacher, and Kara Stella, Deaf Service Coordinator at the Yosemite National Park, USA, will speak on the topic, 'Youth Involvement in Environmental issues' in the online event. The event will be held on the Zoom meeting platform at 10 AM on May 28.
"It is my pleasure to inform everyone that I am working with remarkable people to contribute to the ecological education of deaf youth. I am grateful to the Mongol Ecology Center team for the encouraging offer to learn, gain experience, and work together. I hope I can contribute to help deaf youth learn about protecting the environment, healthy and safe lifestyle, and the harms of waste pollution and become upright members of society."
"The reason I became a ranger is to protect and preserve the wilds. I believe in the interdependence between us humans and nature. In the online event, I will try to make the youth understand the inseparable bond we all have."
About the event, B.Erdenesuvd, Program Coordinator at Mongol Ecology Center, said, "A sign language interpretation accompanies the event on the environment and youth involvement for deaf youth, so hearing youth are welcome to participate as well."
To see the event page on Facebook, click here.