– MAY 2018 –

The 7th WFDYS Youth Camp will be held from the 14th to 20th July 2019 in Paris, France. We are so excited about the opportunity to include and inspire young people.



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Unlock a new world with Sign Language Rights

President WFDYS

Mark Berry

Chair of COC WFDYS Youth Camp 2019

Jennifer Marcus

Unlock a new world with Sign Language Rights is the them for 7th WFDYS YOUTH CAMP in July, 2019. The topic highlights the importance of sign languages rights around the world.

Facilitating the full inclusion of deaf youths in society is essential in order for them to develop leadership skills, create a strong deaf eco-system and build a sense of unity amongst each other so that no one will get left behind.

Our aims includes providing young people with the information needed to be able to carry out various objectives such as advocacy, awareness-raising and skills sharing, to name just a few.

This approach is in line in with the international treaties and conventions, including the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which has been ratified by more than 170 countries. The objective of this camp, which is held on a quadrennial basis, is to instil in young people a positive and open-minded attitude towards equality and to not exclude minorities.

In addition to that, we will also provide them with the tools to recognise their status within the Deaf Community and to appreciate how diverse it is , and how they can engage in it. This can be done in various ways, such as engaging in workshops, utilising social media, and networking.

This in turn will open doors to various communities within the Deaf Community, such as the student community (with access to higher education) and linguistic, cultural and identity minorities.

The WFDYS Camp will engage in discussions about the deaf eco-system and delve into social entrepreneurship where they’ll be presented with obstacles which will undoubtedly present themselves to them at some point the future, and be encouraged to look forsolutions.  Creating a business requires investment – this can come in the form of time, savings or courage. If you believe you can, you are already halfway there!

The WFDYS Camp  will discuss issues that take place in different countries and explore themes of leadership. Those teachings will have a significant impact on the individuals, as well the Deaf Community.