School on a mat

In 2003 we started with the “school on a mat” in a large village containing many deaf children. A group of children, 14-18 years old, receive daily a few hours training in sign-language, by means fo visualisation and referrers. F.e. by collecting vegetables and fruits and show the children the concerned gestures, they learn step by step to understand and be understood, by means of gestures. If there are no referrers available, the subject is drawn in the sand and the gesture involved taught. In the meantime this group of children got their own real classroom in the regular school of hearing persons.