Saturday, 16 July 2011

Madagascar country report

In Madagascar we have 20 million inhabitants. The deaf association (FMM) has 13 deaf clubs. There are 2500 deaf sign language users and 8 schools for the deaf.  We have Malagasy Sign Langauge and the spoken language is Malagasy and French for administrative work.

In 1998 we only had 5 interpreters. From 2007 till 2009 two groups of sign language interpreters were trained (13+6). In 2010 he association of sign language interpreters was established.

Achievements since 2007:
  • Increase of interpreters from 5 to 33
  • Establishment of the association: FMTTM
  • TV news interpreting
The ITT project under the umbrella of the federation of the deaf they organised a training. The certificate is awarded by the federation of the deaf and the university.

There are several challenges we are still faced with such as setting up an agency for interpreters.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.