Mariam, using sign language, she taught us the language of hope - SRD Syria Relief and Development
Mariam, using sign language, she taught us the language of hope

Mariam,by sign language she taught us the hope

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"I have mastered wool knitting, become financially independent, made new friends, and I thank the center of Balsam and its wonderful staff". she said using sign language. "Dad, why do not I go to school like my sister?" With angry movements in her hands, Mary tries to show her father that she wants to go to school. "Why do I stay alone and not getting out of the house?" Maryam is a nineteen-year-old girl with a hearing impairment since birth, what make her lonly in her room and learn nothing about social life and the outside world. Maryam's story began with Balsam's desire to get to know the outside world, to use her time for useful things, to break the barrier of father's cruelty after his second marriage. With much hesitation, after encouragement and help of her older sister, who came to the center to learn knitting, Maryam visited the center and expressed her desire to register for the wool knitting profession. In her first visit she seemed very shy. The fear fills her heart that the trainer will not accept her as she had in the past empowerment center, but the fear gradually disappears after meeting the trainer Nisreen Khatib, who provided her with sufficient rest and reassurance with the help of her sister. "Mariam's fear has disappeared after two sessions," says Nisreen. "Mariam's larning skills were excellent from the start, she managed to master five new poles a day more than her colleagues." With the encouragement of the trainer and with a heart full of well and joy, Mariam mastered the work of the beak and the hook perfectly. Maryam became bolder and more self-confident. She made new friends with the trainees and the staff of the center. This confidence strengthened that the trainer Nesreen learned how to communicate with Mariam in sign language without the help of her sister. She even pointed to Nisreen with her hands and laughters filled the place, saying: "You teach me knitting wool, I teach you sign language", "I have mastered wool knitting, become financially independent, made new friends, and I thank the center of Balsam and its wonderful staff". she said using sign language. Maryam, after she needed someone to encourage her, is now a reason to spread happiness in the heart of Nesreen, the trainees and the staff of the center. The center staff that is more than happy to see Mariam with a smile telling the world that hope still exicts despite all odds.

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