The Gualandi Volunteers Service Programme, Inc. (GVSP) in partnership with The Parklane Hotel organized a one day training workshop to at least 50 front liner employees on Deaf Culture Sensitivity and Basic Filipino Sign Language (FSL) and Courtesies to Persons with Disabilities(PWD). The aim of this activity is to improve the sensitivity of the service providers particularly in the customer service sector and within the workplace to ensure a Barrier-Free and a PWD friendly environment for the Deaf and persons with disabilities.
Caption: Janice Aparri, GVSP volunteer, demonstrates the basic Filipino Sign Language (FSL) handshapes to frontline staff of Parklane Hotel to address communication gaps between hotel staff and Deaf clients.
This activity will be first of the series of workshop that GVSP will be organizing in partnership with the management of Parklane Hotels to further improve their services towards PWDs. This is also a preparation for the incoming free Medical-Surgical and Dental mission for PWDs which will be organized by Parklane Hotel this coming July 6,2013 in celebration of the National Disability Week 2013.
GVSP is inviting all hospitality business establishments and hotel companies to open its doors and collaborate with GVSP in developing a PWD friendly environment within their workplace and in the improvement of the quality of customer care towards PWDs and in the creation of a PWD inclusive society.
GVSP will be endorsing a master list of hospitality business establishments who have been trained and recognized as PWD-inclusive establishment after undergoing the series of trainings conducted by GVSP to its international, national and local partner organizations and agencies. A recognition committee will soon be organized to award PWD friendly establishments in the next coming months. This is an advocacy program to strengthen the promotion of Barrier Free Tourism in coordination with various PWD Federations around the world.
Please contact the GVSP through Mr. John Paul E. Maunes, The Executive Director, email add: [email protected], TeleFax: 032 260 4043, Work phone.0905 254 7074. Or You may visit us at 7 Sanchez compound, J.Panis st. Banilad, Cebu city. Philippines.