Introducing myself and my journal: Creciendo enSeñas

Silvana Veinberg
Posted July 31, 2014 from Argentina
Deaf children at one of Buenos Aires' deaf schools
Deaf children at one of Buenos Aires' deaf schools
Deaf children at one of Buenos Aires' deaf schools (1/1)

"Creciendo enSeñas" (a word play in Spanish meaning both "Growing up in signs" and "Growing, you teach" is the slogan of Canales Asociación Civil, an NGO based in Buenos Aires, Argentina that works to ensure that deaf children have access to a quality education, in Argentina and beyond. Canales was founded in 2003​ by ​Silvana Veinberg​ who called on deaf and hearing professionals to ​conform the working team.

​During these ten years, Canales has been working ​in the development of teacher trainings and curricula, educational materials (both videos and books, including our award-winning Videobooks in Argentine Sign Language), and to provide support and information to families and parents, pediatricians, teachers, and the deaf community. The Internet is an extremely important resource to Canales, as it helps us empower the deaf community and deaf children through access to a variety of communication channels.

We believe that deaf children should have access to sign language, their natural language, and we strive to connect deaf children and their families with deaf youth, adults, and seniors, providing positive role models for the children. One of our latest projects involve connecting deaf women, many of them grandmothers, to deaf children. The grandmothers tell stories to the children in selected schools, and the stories are filmed so that all deaf children in Argentina and their families can enjoy them. The children benefit, and the grandmothers feel empowered as transmitters of culture and language.

In this space I will share more of the exciting work of Canales!

Silvana Veinberg is the founder and ​director of Canales Asociación Civil and an Ashoka Fellow.

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Yvette Warren
Aug 09, 2014
Aug 09, 2014

Welcome to World Pulse, Silvana. It is wonderful that you work to empower children. Your visions are one step closer to achievement when you network in such a strong group of empowered people. You are only one person, but you are smart enough to know that our power is exponential when combined with other powerful people.

You are now a part of a thriving grassroots network of women leaders and supporters from more than 190 countries. See the Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community: http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide

I look forward to hearing more of your voice in WorldPulse.

Continue to be a blessing. Yvette

Silvana Veinberg
Aug 09, 2014
Aug 09, 2014

Dear Yvette, thank you for this message, it feels wonderful to be welcomed like this! I am enjoying sharing my experiences on this platform.

Regards, Silvana

Yvette Warren
Aug 09, 2014
Aug 09, 2014

Wonderful!