2015 National Observance of Deaf Awareness Week




To:

Bureau and Service Directors
Regional Directors Schools Division Superintendents
Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools Heads All Others Concerned

1. Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 829 dated November 8, 1991 entitled Declaring the Period from November 10-16 of Every Year as the Deaf Awareness Week, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Bureau of Elementary Education-Special Education Division, in coordination with the Hard of Hearing Group Philippines, will lead the 2015 National Observance of the Deaf Awareness Week. The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) will host this year’s celebration.




2. With the theme Making the Right Real: Promoting Inclusive Deaf-Friendly Communities, the observance aims to raise awareness and consciousness on Deaf Persons, and their important role in contributing to nation-building.

3. All public, private and Special Education (SPED) centers and schools with SPED programs for the deaf are encouraged to undertake the following suggested activities:




ActivityDateVenue
Opening CeremoniesNovember 10, 2015 Tuesday
UST Center for Audiological Sciences

Better Hearing Philippines
Hearing TestsNovember 10-13, 2015 Tuesday- Friday
UST Center for Audiological Sciences

Better Hearing Philippines
Employment TalkshopNovember 11, 2015 WednesdayBulwagang Ninoy Aquino Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB) Quezon City
Hearing Awareness CampaignNovember 12, 2015 ThursdayCommonwealth Elementary School
Health and Wellness Program for Deaf Persons

Closing Activities
November 13, 2015 FridayQuezon City Hall

4. Moreover, the regional and schools division offices are enjoined to conduct other appropriate innovative and creative activities, which will not entail cost or will not disrupt classes.

5. All the abovementioned activities shall be in accordance with DepEd Order No. 9, s. 2005 entitled Instituting Measures to Increase Engaged Time-on-Task and Ensuring Compliance Therewith.

6. For more information, all concerned may contact the Bureau of Elementary Education-Special Education Division, Department of Education Central Office, 2nd Floor, Bonifacio Building, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City at telefax no. (02) 631-9993 or send a message through email address: sped_bee. [email protected] com.




7. Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.

Sgd:

Bro. Armin A. Luistro, FSC
Secretary

DEAF AWARENESS WEEK
November 10 – 16, 2015

Theme: “Making The Right Real: Promoting Inclusive Deaf-Friendly Communities”

CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES

November 10 Tuesday

  • Opening Ceremonies
  • A M – Kick off Activities – Opening Amenities
  • Time: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Venue : Philippine School for the Deaf Lead Agencies : Phil. School for the Deaf, DepEd, Save the Children, Hard of Hearing Group Phil. (HOHGP), Archdiocese of Manila Ministry of Persons with Disabilities (AMMPD)
  • Hearing Tests (scheduled referrals)
  • Venue: UST Center for Audiological Sciences/Better Hearing Philippines

November 11 Wednesday

  • “Employment Talkshop”
  • Time: 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 PM Venue : “Bulwagang Ninoy Aquino”, PAWB, Q.C. Lead Agencies : NCDA, DOLE, TESDA, DTI, DENR, HOHGP, City Government of Taguig
  • Hearing Tests (scheduled referrals)
  • Venue: UST Center for Audiological Sciences/Better Hearing Philippines

November 12 Thursday

  • Hearing Awareness Campaign
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Venue : Commonwealth Elementary School covered court
  • Lead Agencies : UST Center for Audiological Sciences/Better Hearing Philippines, Save the Children
  • Hearing Tests (scheduled referrals)
  • Venue: UST Center for Audiological
  • Sciences/Better Hearing Philippines

November 13 Friday

  • Health and Wellness Program for Deaf Persons
  • Time: 8:00 AM-3:00 PM Venue: Quezon City Hall
  • Lead Agencies: DENR, NCDA, City Government of Quezon
  • Closing Ceremonies
  • Time: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
  • Venue: Quezon City Hall
  • Lead Agencies: NCDA, PSD, DENR, DepEd
  • Hearing Tests (scheduled referrals)
  • Venue: UST Center for Audiological Sciences/Better Hearing Philippines

Other DA W Celebration Activities

  • Hanging of DAW Week streamer
  • Text blasts on DAW related messages / Lead Agency : PI A
  • Media announcements and guestings/press releases / Lead Agency : PIA and NCDA
  • Free MRT/LRT Rides for PWDs

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