LGU Tagum’s frontline employees learn basic sign language

Transactions and frontline services in the Local Government of Tagum have been made easier for the deaf and hearing impaired constituents in the city as the City Government took initiative to address the needs of such clients in transacting their appointments.

In observance of the 39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Celebration, the City Government of Tagum, through the Office of the City Social Welfare and Development, had lined up various events and activities scheduled July 10-14, 2017.

One of the highlights of the celebration was the specialized Training on Basic Sign Language for LGU Frontline Service Providers last July 11-12, 2017, at the City Tourism Office Audio Visual Room located at the New City Hall of Tagum.

This training equipped the LGU’s frontline officers with the basic skills in sign language to be able to converse with deaf/hearing impaired clients and understand their unique way of communicating, without having an interpreter.

With the Local Government of Tagum having a PWD-friendly environment, the training had been truly vital for the enhancement of rendering frontline services and assistance to PWD constituents, particularly the deaf/hearing impaired.

The conducted training is a boost to the agenda for Social Services under the EAGLE WINGS Program of Mayor Allan L. Rellon.

The 39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week Celebration will be on July 17 until July 23, 2017, culminating in time for the birth anniversary of Apolinario Mabini, who was also considered a differently-abled person due to polio. Drex Rafols/CIO Tagum

The specialized Training on Basic Sign Language for LGU Frontline Service Providers was conducted last July 11-12, 2017, at the City Tourism Office Audio Visual Room located at the New City Hall of Tagum. This training equipped the LGU’s frontline officers with the basic skills in sign language to be able to converse with deaf/hearing impaired clients without having an interpreter. Photos by Leo Timogan/CIO Tagum

 

 

Participants of the Training on Basic Sign Language for LGU Frontline Service Providers enacted some actual scenarios of accommodating transactions from deaf/hearing impaired clients. Photos by Leo Timogan/CIO Tagum