The session will talk about my international experiences at the World Federation of Deaf Youth Section Camp held in South Korea, Jeju. Before discussing the impact this opportunity has had on me, it is important I share my journeys about who I am as young Deaf person living in Aotearoa New Zealand. Throughout my education journey I have had many barriers I had to overcome. Often access to equitable opportunities is rare in New Zealand.
On the International Deaf stage there is a strong sense of community, connection and access. The sense of visual communication meant there were little barriers for me and I could be worry free. This golden opportunity meant we could learn about the following in an equal way: Deaf Rights Different cultures International Deaf status Net working Ageism Deaf Spaces
I hope my presentation brings awareness of what equitable opportunities, community, and unity look like from two Deaf rangatahi in a world designed against us.
- Equity capability.
- Partnerships for equity – whānau, iwi and community.
- Identities, languages and cultures.