Deaf Empowerment & Education Center
Deaf Empowerment & Education Center
Pakistan Association of the Deaf (PAD) established in 1987 is serving the CAUSE OF THE DEAF by imparting Education in Computer Literacy, English Language, Sign Language (PSL, ASL, and ISL), Vocational Training classes for women and Interpreter courses for hearing persons. PAD’s goal is to provide the best education possible for deaf people so that they may achieve their full potential in life.
PAD has designed “Deaf Education & Development Center”. It includes the following courses.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASS
English language class focuses on vocabulary building, grammar, communication and conversation etc.
The field of Information Technology is growing day by day. We have updated computer systems, which can meet the requirement of students. At PAD, Professionals who are expert in the field of Computers teach courses to the students.
Adult education or Basic Literacy Program is designed for those who have never been to school. Main focus is on education. They could take admission in schools or appear in board exams and continue their studies. This would also help them in their future life.
PAKISTAN SIGN LANGUAGE
Sign Language is the language of deaf. Deaf persons from all over Pakistan face many problems as their sign language is not so good. At PAD, we are trying to make new signs through research and imparting them to the deaf community. After learning sign language it is easy to go ahead in the field of education.
INTERNATIONAL SIGN LANGUAGE (I.S.L)
International Sign Language is gaining popularity in the world as it includes the signs from sign languages of different countries around the world. After learning I.S.L, it would be easy to communicate with deaf people around the world.
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER
Deaf people use sign language to communicate. Parents, teachers and other people can become sign language interpreter. Deaf people face communication problem within their family, schools, universities, courts, office, hospitals, conference and seminars and at government offices etc. By becoming sign language interpreter you would be able to communicate with the deaf and can help them in finding solution of their problems.
Graphic Designing is now a famous field in computer. It is used in newspapers, magazines, publications, brochures, hoardings, websites etc. Graphic designing helps a person to bring out his creativity. This course will help a person in getting job or earn a living by starting own business in the field of graphic designing. At PAD, Professional teacher working very well in this field teaches graphic designing.
LEADERSHIP AND EDUCATION TRAINING
For the first time in Pakistan, PAD is planning to start Leadership Training and Education course for the deaf. Deaf people do not have the specific idea about planning, organizing, business skills etc. This course will help deaf people to build leadership skills and gain confidence in their job and duties.
Women can learn to cook food of different countries of the world. They can adopt this as a hobby or profession.
EMBROIDERY / TAILORING CLASS
At PAD, embroidery and tailoring classes are organized for the women. After having the skill, they can start their own business at local or international level and can earn a better living.
Every Saturday there is a gathering of women at PAD. In this gathering, women discuss religion issues, marriage related problems, counseling, exchange information, their rights etc. This helps them in their life and their problems can be solved.