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The Youth Home
Today I submitted the presentation about the Youth Home to a Social enterprise competition in Indonesia. When I started doing this, I could not find a background that satisfies me. So I decided to design it myself by using our own photos.
It turned out great I think.
I really like the final product. It carries exactly the concept and spirit of the Youth Home. The photo of each slide has a strong link with the content on that slide.
Let me tell you a little more about our project.
We come from different parts of Vietnam, from the North to the South. We meet by chance and stay together by choice. We are a family of deaf and non-deaf people. We live together and nourish our dreams.
Here, we call our project The Youth Home.
It is not a house but a home for everyone to come and support each other. To make each individual dreams and our big dream come true.
Our mission is not only to offer a job to the deaf people but also for them to reach out to the society and be independent for their lives.
We realized that in Vietnam people almost forget about the deaf community. It seems that deaf people do not exist in the society.
For example, everyone has the right to get information from media channels such as television but not the deaf people. There is only a few TV programs that has a small screen of sign language to transmit information to them. When the deaf people have to go to the hospital or court, there is no sign language interpreter to interpret for them. This results in social inequality.
The idea of The Youth Home is to break this barrier to provide a link between the deaf community and the other groups of people in the society.
For the deaf people to step out there and connect with the world.
For them to be independent for their lives and be responsible for what they want to be.
I once asked a deaf girl in our family what her dream is. And she told me she wants to be a singer.
You may wonder how a deaf girl can become a singer.
Yes! At the Youth Home, we want to make that dream comes true. She may has not listened to a song before. We may have not heard her voice before. However, she can sing by hands with sign language.
Here, we nourish every dream like how we treasure every little flower and tea leaf with care and love.
We believe that by planting a seed, it will grow stronger and spread its spirit and inspiration to others. It is also our vision which is to expand the Youth Home into other cities and provinces in Vietnam.
We want to support deaf people and for the deaf community to integrate with the rest of the society. It is also for us, who are non-deaf, to get to understand and connect with deaf people.
The Youth Home
Da Lat city, Vietnam