Changemaker: Rezki Achyana
Country of Implementation: Indonesia
To spread awareness about Indonesia Sign Language (Bisindo) to more people in Indonesia, Rezki Achyana
– or usually called by Kiki – the 2019 Global Changemakers from Indonesia, with his startup Parakerja, make
a project of deaf teacher's training to teach Bisindo.
One of the etiquettes of sign language teaching is that the teacher must be a Deaf individual. But right now,
the manpower of Deaf teacher in Indonesia is still lacking, that's why this project is an important one to
improve the number of skilled Deaf teachers.
The training will be conducted intensively online for 15 weeks, to train 30 Deaf teachers in 10 cities of
Indonesia. The program will be divided into three batches, five weeks each, with 10 participants. The trainers
are the sign language professionals, who work on Deaf education, sign language learning, and Deaf
empowerment. The communication during the training will be full in Indonesia Sign Language.
The curriculum of the training mostly about pedagogy, etiquettes, class management, and critical thinking
for Deaf individuals.