“…it made me who I am today, it gave me a strength….stronger than I ever was before, it helped me to believe in myself more. I didn’t give up easily like before and it has made me keep trying until I ran out of energy! It made me feel positive about my future.”
Emillie, Deaf-ICS Volunteer 2014
After the success of first Deaf International Citizenship Services (Deaf-ICS) volunteering cycle, Deafway and VSO partnered again to host another all Deaf programme in Cebu, The Philippines from September to November 2014. A group of Deaf British volunteers paired up with group of Deaf Filipino volunteers to work within a variety of organisations, schools and local groups to empower the local Deaf community.
“The volunteering experience will serve as a good start for me in becoming a Social Worker. Having set up a project during the three-month program has made me reflect on my personal accomplishments boosting my self confidence and self-esteem.”
Pippa, Deaf-ICS Volunteer 2014