Sign Language Interpreters Association Fiji and Fiji Association of the Deaf

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Sign Language Interpreters Association Fiji and Fiji Association of the Deaf

Project name: WASLI Oceania Conference
Funding amount: AUD26,889
Project timeframe:5 months

The Sign Language Interpreters Association is a subcommittee of the Fiji Association of the Deaf and are the sole service providers of Deaf people in Fiji, facilitating communication between the deaf and the Hearing. They cover a wide spectrum of job settings from education, health, court, parliament and welfare of a deaf individuals.

The Fund was proud to support these two organisations earlier this year in their preparation and hosting of the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI) Oceania Conference that was held over 17-21 August 2018 in Nadi, Fiji.

The conference provided both local and regional interpreters with opportunities for capacity building, professional development and networking with their international counterparts.