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Celebrating national sign languages to enhance children's creative participation, communication and inclusive learning.

National sign languages are derived from our natural spoken languages, and can be used in bridging the language and communication gaps young children currently face in the early years.

                Winner of Global sign Challenge 2021

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Deysi Jhoselin Carrasco Cruz is a responsible girl who is punctual with school activities. She is 8 years old, in third grade of primary school and lives in the city of Cajamarca, Peru.

She drew the sign for STUDENT in the Peruvian Sign Language (PSL).

The criteria for selecting the winner was based on the uniqueness of the drawing, the story behind the drawing and age of participant, our eligibility age criteria for this year's contest was children between ages 3 and 8years.

Deysi captured the sign for STUDENT in PSL because it’s her dream to be a professional in the future and help her family. In the drawing, there is a young happy girl, smiling and standing next to her school, a beautiful demonstration that going to school should be fun, and that young children should feel excited about going to school, because not only is it a place to learn great skills for life and make new friends but also a place where their dreams are nurtured and supported.

 

Deysi wins a USD$500 cash prize. As a young girl with the dream to be a professional in the future and help her family, we hope the prize money will be a great start in helping her make that difference.

   2021 FINALISTS

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Genesis is a happy and restless girl and very participative in school activities. She is 8 years old. She is in third grade of primary school. Today she learned about the Peruvian Sign Language because she is from the Andean town of Cajamarca, Peru. She chose to capture the CAKE sign in her drawing because she likes baking and children's parties.

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This is Eliakim, he is 5 years old and a preschool student in a small town of Iringa in Tanzania. He has drawn the sign of THANK YOU because he has been given an ASL book donated by Devio and has recently been taught the basics of sign language and for that he is thankful.

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This is Judith, she is 8 years old. She is in third grade of primary school and lives in the city of Cajamarca, Peru. Today she learned about the Peruvian Sign Language and she enjoyed representing the sign for WAIST, because she loves to dance and to participate in artistic events of her school.

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