CIMSA UNRI successfully held RISE on Saturday, 10th April 2021 from 09:00 am – 11:00 am. This activity was held online via Zoom Meeting due to the COVID – 19 situation that occurred around the world.
According to the World Federation of the Deaf, there are approximately 72 million deaf people worldwide. More than 80% of them live in developing countries.
In addition, health services in Indonesia are also still difficult to provide services to persons with disabilities. Therefore learning sign language is needed to be able to communicate with people who have limitations in communication. So, SCOME CIMSA UNRI hold RISE (Breaking the Silence). RISE has goals to increase knowledge of sign language to build harmonies relationship between health workers and persons with disabilities.
Before RISE activities started, there is a training first for all of the committees. This training was conducted on Friday, 19th March 2021 at 19.00 pm – 21.30 pm. This training activity was attended by the entire committees (OC) and the material was delivered by one of the Medical Education Trainers (MET) from CIMSA FK UNRI, namely Dina Br Nababan, from SCOME. The material presented is related to the introduction and basic explanation of sign language in the form of alphabets. This training was continued by briefly practicing the committee’s skills related to sign language. In addition, the trainer, Dina Br Nababan also told the difference between BISINDO and SIBI sign language to the participants..
This activity consist of two main parts. The first part was sharing the explanation by Sherfan Putera Halim, S. Hut. from Komunitas Tuli Lancang Kuning Riau (KUTILANG RIAU ) on Zoom Meeting. The information that we shared consists of the definition of deaf, how deaf or mute can be, the differences between deaf and hear culture, and the things that need to be considered when meet deaf people.
The second part was sign language practice by Annela Rahma. T from Gerakan Kesejahteraan Untuk Tunarungu Indonesia (GERKATIN). The Practice that we shared consist of Alphabet in sign language and how doctors communicate with patient with disabilities. It is hoped that the audience more understanding about sign language and in the future can help patient with disabilities.
Pict 1 : CIMSA UNRI’s poster for the information on RISE
Pict 2 : CIMSA UNRI’s Instagram updates for the information on RISE
Pict 3&4 : The explanation from Speakers on Zoom