The Deaf Unit of the Episcopal/Anglican Church in Egypt is organizing a course to teach Egyptian sign language to speakers in March.
The Episcopal/Anglican Church stated in a statement today: The workshop includes three levels in which learning different topics will be offered according to each level, such as family, home, clothes, food, jobs and official papers, religion, ministries, institutions, and unions, education, health, sports, arts and media, Colors, holidays and events, museums, directions, roads, transportation and squares, commerce, political works, law, time, seasons, regional and global cities, environment, nature and animals, verbs, tools and adjectives, Arabic grammar, general signs, numbers, computer.
The Deaf Unit explained in its statement: The duration of the level is one month, two days per week, provided that the course is submitted online through Zoom program to take into account social distancing due to the presence of Coronavirus, as the participation is through the registration form of the deaf unit:
The Deaf Unit added: This training aims to familiarize the speaker with the environment and life of the deaf person, to help him integrate into society naturally, and to know his needs.
The Deaf Unit was established in 1982 under the umbrella of the Episcopal/Anglican Church, and it was declared in Social Affairs under the number 4014 of 1993.
The unit works to rehabilitate and educate the deaf and their families and support communication in sign language to ensure the improvement of the scientific, health, social and economic level in order to enable them to be self-reliant and integrate into society through academic education, vocational training, activities, trips, and conferences.
It is worth noting that the Province of Alexandria of the Episcopal Church is the 41st region of this church around the world and includes under its leadership 10 countries in Egypt and North Africa and is subject to the presidency of the Archbishop of Canterbury and is affiliated with the Federation of Anglican Churches in the world.
In Egypt, the service of the Episcopal/Anglican Church began in 1815, then the first Episcopal/Anglican Church was established in Alexandria in 1839 when Muhammad Ali Pasha, the governor of Egypt, granted a plot of land in Mansheya Square in Alexandria to establish the Episcopal/Anglican Church of Saint Mark.