Our mission is to change the world one sign at a time!
Sign Dreamers supports a great cause. We help provide education to the hearing impaired in remote areas of the world. Every sign helps give the gift of education to those who would otherwise be isolated from society. We use a portion of the amount paid for the graphics of every Sign Dreamers yard sign to support our global partners in the cause. Please get involved by booking a greeting or starting a yard greeting business with the Sign Dreamers brand name.
To learn more about the partners we support, please read below…
Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf
Not disabled, just differently-abled.
To be the premier educational institution for the Deaf in Jamaica providing first class values-based education and training built on a spiritual foundation that will motivate towards self-actualization and service to society.
JCSD is a residential school. Most students live on campus four nights and five days a week, returning to their families on the weekends, for holidays and during the summer. There are some students that return home only when the school is closed during holidays and the summer.
The majority of public schools in Jamaica do not offer special classes or assistance to deaf children or children with other special needs. Many Jamaican deaf children are born into families that do not have the financial resources to provide their child with a private education or teach them a trade. These social and economic problems lead to a cultural climate in which deaf people are often overlooked and/or treated as outcasts.
Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf (JCSD) actively seeks out deaf children and works with their families to make it possible for them to receive an education in a safe and positive Christian environment. Our desire is to see each student reach his or her full potential.
The main mode of communication is sign language. The National Curriculum of the Ministry of Education is used and adapted to suit our students. Our students are exposed to the National Government examinations.
Spirituality plays an integral role in the life of the students and they are exposed to the WORD from the kindergarten stage in the classroom and also in their dorm life. Students also start computer classes at the primary level. Our students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities. Our clubs include: Dance, Drama, Choir, Aktion and Wellness. Our students are also exposed to competitions such as National Spelling Bee, Dance, Communication Contests, Wellness, Hula Hoop, etc.
To learn more, visit: http://www.jcsdeaf.org