Not-for-profit organisation Hear For You is bringing workshops to Bundaberg for the first time to help teenagers with hearing loss navigate through life.
State manager Sherri Brereton said the Deaf or Hard of Hearing Teenagers Workshop would be held in the region in March.
“Our workshops cover topics such as friendships, communication and conflict resolution, school subject and career choices, casual work and much more,” she said.
“Each session is run by young deaf and hard-of-hearing adults who have faced the same challenges in their own lives.”
Sherri said as well as being registered under ACNC, the organisation was also a nationally registered NDIS provider.
“To date, we’ve run over 50 programs and workshops, helping equip over 500 teenagers with essential life and communication skills,” she said.
How did Hear For You begin?
Hear For You was first established in 2008 by Olivia Andersen who decided to use her personal experiences as a deaf person to make a difference to the lives of other young people throughout Australia.
Having been diagnosed as profoundly deaf at eight months, Olivia understood the challenges that deaf teenagers face and wanted to do something about it.
Through the organisation's programs and events, deaf teenagers have been given the chance to connect with mentors who have ‘been there, done that’, and have lived to tell the tale.
- Bundaberg Life Goals and Skills Blast
- Dates: 28 and 29 March
- Time: 9am to 3pm
- Venue: To be confirmed upon ticket sales
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