Diocese Of Egypt

Gusuor Center organizes a beginner’s sign language course


Gusuor Cultural Center of the Episcopal/Anglican Church in Egypt is organizing a new course to teach sign language for beginners from the first level, starting next Saturday, the nineteenth of June, at the Episcopal/Anglican Church in Zamalek, and it will continue for a month and a half.

The course aims to identify the types of deafness, the nature of the deaf, its problems, and its relationship to society. The workshop includes practical training to learn how to use sign language movements and different body gestures and use them to express different ideas.

The course will be held on Saturday and Tuesday of every week, starting from the next Saturday, the nineteenth, until Tuesday, the twenty-seventh of July, from six to nine in the evening.

It is worth mentioning that the vision of Gusuor Cultural Center is to build bridges of love between all members of society with their different cultures and backgrounds through art, music, and culture. Gusuor Center hosts about 4,000 people annually.

The idea of ​​establishing Gusuor Center came when the Episcopal/Anglican Church saw what the Egyptian people lived through in the past years during the revolutions, January 25, 2011, and June 30, 2013, and how the people expressed their dreams of freedom, democracy, social justice, and a decent life. However, they passed through a period of violence, extremism, and discrimination, and this period showed The importance of building the Egyptian person and restoring the values ​​that prevailed in Egypt in the past, and the Church saw that it is her duty as a national institution to contribute as much as it can to the return of beautiful Egypt by strengthening harmony between the spectrum of the people and acceptance and respect of the other, as the Church found that arts, literature, and music are the language that combines between Peoples of different sects, it is a language that unites and does not divide, hence the idea of ​​establishing Gusuor Cultural Center in the service building attached to the Cathedral of All Saints to use arts, literature, and music to build bridges between members of society.

The center’s activities are represented in artistic performances such as music, theater, musical theatre, film shows, storytelling shows, and children’s shows. And workshops for various types of arts such as theater, photography, sign language, animation, Arabic calligraphy, sculpture, drawing, short films, music, acting, mime, storytelling, as well as art exhibitions, seminars, and discussions of books and novels, education, philosophical books, Mental.

The center participates with a group of pioneers of arts and culture in its activities, for example, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Cairo Choir Celebration, Awtar Quartet, the soft power production, the Light and Hope Association, the Storytelling initiative for children, Hekayty initiative, Ali Sawtak, the Digital museum of women, Cairo Collective Guitar, The Dream of Light Foundation.

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