The mission of DeafNOW! is to create teams of deaf professionals who have leadership and entrepreneurial skills and who are able to accurately to assess how to provide quality sign language training services in society. The training was with an overall practical orientation and for part of the training innovative resources were provided by Junior Achievement Bulgaria.
Eight young Deaf people from all over the country participated in the first three-day training, in which they thoroughly analyzed how teams of sign language trainers are created and learned leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Workshops were held for deaf learners to understand in depth how modern sign language learning services are created. The training was led by Mr. Alexander Ivanov, who was previously trained by Junior Achievement Bulgaria as a key trainer on a specialized methodology for leadership and entrepreneurship for disadvantaged youth (NEETs).
In addition, a focus group of participants in the training and the needs of researching the needs and skills of the deaf community were discussed.