The team of Listen Up Foundation is the initiator of the DeafNOW!, through which we strive for quality education and empowerment of deaf people in Bulgaria.
Our team consists of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people who actively advocate for Deaf rights and pave the path for an inclusive and deaf-friendly environment for deaf children and young people in Bulgaria.
Quality education through sign language
"I decided to take on the mission of quality education for the deaf because I believe that my daughter deserves to be happy, that she is Deaf and that she can be educated through sign language."
A dignified life with sign language
"Sign language makes me happy and I will advocate for its worthy place in the Bulgarian society."
Equity of Deaf people
"I believe in the cause of equity for deaf people and it is time to show that we can live fully through sign language."
Human rights of communication in sign language
“I am proud to be Deaf. I believe that the future generations deserve a quality inclusive education that includes our human right to communicate and live through sign language. ”
Deaf people as the engine of their future
"My mission is to work with the Deaf community and to create a sustainable and modern environment in which Deaf people can be the engine of their future, developing fully as individuals, professionals and citizens."
Responsibility for system change
"We are committed to improve the environment in which we live. We as Deaf people are open to dialogue, communication and joint activities to show that the world of Deaf people is for everyone. And this will happen when the Deaf people are leading the process of creating an inclusive environment. "
There is something to give to the world
"The sign language and culture of the Deaf people are still unknown in Bulgarian society. I believe that we, the Deaf people, have something to give to the world."
Deaf identity is a power
"I am proud to be Deaf. I am the mother of a deaf child. I grew up in a family of Deaf parents. I believe that sign language in education will reveal the identity of Deaf people in Bulgaria."
Belief in the power of Deaf people
"I remain faithful to the Deaf community, and I will be always next to the Bulgarian native signers in defending their human right for full inclusion."