Ever since I was in high school, I have the passion in volunteering in events like this. I was once a member and leader in a youth organization in my church. So when I was invited for a read along program with the deaf I was really delighted because finally I have a chance to volunteer again. Yey!
We were also taught a few sign language. I’ve always wanted to learn a few sign language so I can talk to them even a few sentences. I was so grateful I was invited to join Krispy Kreme’s read along program.
I never experienced to laugh at a joke from a deaf because I can’t understand them. I want to learn more sign language so I can experience laughing with a deaf’s joke some day. This is the type of joy that’s from the heart. A joy that you can never get from that smartphone or tablet of yours. A true gift of joy.
The read along program is one of the immersion programs with the help of Krispy Kreme’s Share the Gift of Joy campaign. Krispy Kreme intends not only to spread joy but to induce change as well.
The read along program is designed to be a two-way education session. The deaf children will learn how to read and improve their vocabularies while their parents and friends that can hear will be able to see how the learning process goes and can learn tips on how they can teach their deaf kid/friend.
During the read along program, we’ve read “Ogost and CJ.” The book was written by a hearing 8 year old kid. The book was a DIY book so each kid can get a copy and join the read along. One of these days I want to help doing the books for the deaf to show my affection for them.
I hope there will be more events like this from Krispy Kreme. I would love to join another event like this. Kudos Krispy Kreme for the Share the Gift of Joy campaign!
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