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DLS-CSB to offer free Filipino Sign Language lessons online

/ 04:50 PM May 24, 2020

Basic Filipino Sign Language (FSL) lessons will be available online through the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies (DLS-CSB SDEAS).

The learning sessions will be taught on Facebook Live via the SDEAS Facebook page, with the first session on May 30 at 4 p.m., the SDEAS announced on Facebook yesterday, May 23.

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Posted by Dls-Csb School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies on Friday, May 22, 2020

“The FSL lessons are for free, but participants are encouraged to donate to the #SignForSigns Fundraising Campaign,” it stated. “A minimum contribution of P350 will give you access to an FSL Learning Kit, which you can use to continue learning sign language at home.”

#SignForSigns is a fundraiser to help Deaf students in dorms who need living allowances, Deaf faculty on a no-work, no-pay scheme and indigent Deaf scholars who have to go back to their provinces after the enhanced community quarantine is lifted.

The funds will also support the FSL Access Team for COVID-19, composed of interpreters who handle news reports of broadcast networks.

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Image: courtesy of DLS-CSB SDEAS

P350 provides a one-day food pack, P550 a three-day food pack and P1,000 can give transportation allowance to stranded student dormers. The donation form can be completed here.

FSL is the national sign language of the Filipino Deaf and the official sign language of the government, according to Republic Act 11106 or the FSL Act signed in November 2018. JB

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