“Let's listen to the future and get ready for it" - an international conference was held on the International Day of Hearing. The aim of the conference was to discuss the current issues of hearing impaired-children in Georgia and design corresponding recommendations on how to improve the quality of their learning experience.
Within the scope of the conference, the Memorandum of cooperation was signed, in conjunction with forming a Council of Advisors, in order to develop recommendations for the creation of the National Guidelines for the early intervention.
The Minister of Education and Science of Georgia – Mikheil Chkhenkeli, and the Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affairs - David Sergeenko opened the conference.
“The major problem of the adolescents with the hearing disabilities is the lack of an early intervention program. Under these circumstances, unfortunately, there is a negative impact on the early learning process and thus the overall academic performance. Consequently, it is our mission to address this issue and design a program suitable to overcome this problem. That is precisely why; our Ministry emphasizes the importance of cooperating with the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social affairs. We are confident, that this coordinated collaboration will bring positive results,” said Mikheil Chkhenkeli in his introductory speech.
The representatives of a charity fund – “Ai ia”, world renowned Georgian and foreign doctors, specialists and experts participated in the conference.