Observing International Sign Language Day: 23rd September 2021

Published On: 24th September, 2021

The International Day of Sign Languages supports and protects the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of the deaf community and other sign language users. With ‘Leaving no one Behind’ as the theme for the realisation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, this day is significant for each one of us to create a more empathetic and respectful society.

SNS Foundation has always supported the hearing-impaired by providing training programmes to help them find suitable employment. The Foundation’s 30-day training course in ‘Packaging and Inspection’, which started in 2012, has 800 graduates so far, of which more than 500 have been absorbed in e-commerce giants such as Amazon, Flipkart, Big Basket and Myntra. Most of the work they do revolves around warehouse operations like sorting, packaging, inspecting, since these jobs require high concentration and a keen eye for detail. Many graduates also work in the hospitality sector, in well-known hotels, including The Leela, The Oberoi, Lemon Tree, Citrus Hotels.