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blink I bmobile Foundation invites the public to help promote “Deaf Awareness”

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Blink bmobile foundation - A proud participant of the 2012 Deaf Awareness March

Port of Spain, Trinidad December 5th 2013.

In an effort to empower those in our society who are hearing impaired so that they could be afforded equal opportunities it is important to educate the local community. For this reason the blink I bmobile Foundation has joined hands for the second consecutive year with local NGOs who share this philosophy, to host the second annual awareness drive in the form of the ‘Deaf Support March’.

The March was planned by the WeCare Deaf Support Network (WeCare DSN) in collaboration with the Deaf Empowerment Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago (DEOTT), the Deaf Sporting Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago (DSOTT) and Trinidad and Tobago Association for the Hearing Impaired (TTAHI).

This year it commemorates Disability Awareness Week and will take place on Friday 6th December from 9:00 a.m. The March begins at the Queens’ Park Savannah – Grand Stand Car Park and heads down Frederick Street to the Waterfront ending on the Brian Lara Promenade where participants will be invited to a mini expo consisting of educational displays and performances.

The blink I bmobile Foundation was proud to be part of this initiative from conception. Executive Vice President –Marketing at blink I bmobile Natasha Davis reinforced the Company’s commitment to this project as she said, “Initiatives like this are very crucial as they seek to educate the local community in the hope of a better way of life for those in need. blink I bmobile understands the importance of providing opportunities for differently-abled individuals so that they can lead successful and enriching lives and through our Foundation we will continue to support groups like WeCare Deaf Support Network as they work arduously to fulfill this vision.”

So far registrants for the March include deaf / hard of hearing (HoH) students attending the various primary and secondary schools, deaf support groups, parents, supporters and Deaf / HoH citizens.

President of WeCare Deaf Support Network, Quishiba La Fleur is very excited at the support the March received last year and is looking forward to an even more successful march this year. According to La Fleur, “ Our main objective is to create a better society for the hearing impaired and we hope that by promoting awareness we could help the public understand the ‘deaf culture’ and even encourage persons to learn sign language so that everyone could communicate with each other. Broadcasting our message and sharing our information with our local community only opens doors for those affected.”

The blink I bmobile Foundation commends the WeCare Deaf Support Network on its effort to educate the nation. As a local community working together, this will allow those who are hearing impaired to be offered greater opportunities. The public is welcomed to join the “Deaf Awareness” March.

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A proud participant of the 2012 “Deaf Awareness March”