Sign Language Interpreters Appreciation Day 2021

On 21 February, 2021, SADeaf held its annual Community Interpreters (CI) Appreciation Day event. This was a way for SADeaf to show our gratitude to the CIs for contributing their services to SADeaf and the community. 

Due to Covid-19, the organising team conducted its first CI Appreciation Day event online and it was a tremendous success! We also engaged a vendor for a one-hour online terrarium-making workshop. Our Community Interpreters joined and partook in the activities. 

The event kicked off with Tay Lay Hong, Chairman of DAS Committee, and Alvan Yap, Deputy Director of SADeaf, giving their opening speeches. Ricky Lim, a co-founder of The Green Capsule then guided participants in the virtual terrarium workshop with materials delivered to them prior to the event. He explained that a terrarium is a small enclosure or closed container in which selected living plants and, sometimes, animals are kept and observed. The interpreters had the opportunity to be creative and customised their terrariums to their liking. 

The programme wrapped up with closing remarks by Yeo Wei Yong, Senior Manager (Communication Access) of DAS.

Finally, DAS would like to express its appreciation to all our interpreters for their hard work and contribution in providing access and link-ups of the Deaf Community with various institutions.  

We hope to continue working with the interpreters for future projects.

Special mention to the organising team: Wei Yong, Hanna, Azzam, Shimei, Rashidah and Khairiyah who showed great teamwork, zest, and enthusiasm in organising a fantastic event. 

By DAS (Communication Access) and Elizabeth Khoo, SADeaf 

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