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From:  Stefan Woehrmann2
Date:  Fri Jul 13, 2001  4:01 pm
Subject:  Re: Leaving the list

Dear Miguel,

I am sooooo astonished to read these lines. I > not the man who is asked to
speak for anybody else - but just in short 2 ideas:

1) I can assure you that there must be a reason that is far beyond any idea
of discrimination or neglection or non interest - I bet that there has
happened a very human reason - or just not knowing ...

Valerie is so much under pressure to get her to-do list done - nobody can
imagine what she gets done under these special circumstances ..

2) Your words sound like you feel very disappointed. Well - SW is such a
tremendous help to hearing and Deaf to bridge the languages , to focus on
special SL- aspects , to support literacy in deaf students ... You are
absolutely right to look forward to learn more about that.

If you look at my German website you will notice
that I am heart and soul for SW. The problems you mention - to work without
computers - can be a major aspect to initiate a project writing SW by
hand - I would love to learn on that myself.

So why shouldn we start from the scratch and learn from each other. There
are several competent lismembers who might be willing to assist so that the
burdon of fundamental teaching isn left on Valeries shoulders.

Instead of beeing angry - and writing statements that put a burdon on others
we should concentrate our energy in order to understand more and more about
this wonderfull Movement Writing System.

Go ahead with your first question and post the message to the list! I`ll be
happy to support you and your friends !

Best whishes
Stefan ;-)

----- Original Message -----
From: Miguel Villarreal
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: Leaving the list

> Hi Valerie Sutton
> This is Miguel From Bolivia.
> I Was very exited to learn more about SW .... six months ago. Since
> when I wrote to you about programs that I need to have and had no answer.
> don't know if it because is Bolivia or it is Miguel. I never received an
> answer. This was to present on my thesis in School Administration,
> improvements to the Administration & Educational Program in our Deaf
> and at the church, the largest one for Deaf in Bolivia.
> To me this is a kind of discrimination to the Deaf in South America,
> specially Bolivia, Cochabamba. I hope one day I'll learn some SW to teach
> deaf here.
> Our problem is that most of deaf are not capable to buy a PC, that was my
> big problem. Now because YOU DON'T WANT US TO LEARN, I find another way
> learn SW from anyone who is more interested to help deaf people than you.
> Sorry about this words, but I'm disapointed from your procedure. May God
> show you ALL the needs we have on behalf of Deaf Education, if you can
> me to another organization to find more "heart" on this I'll appreciate.
> God Bless you in all you are doing for Deaf in other parts of the world.
> Miguel Villarreal
> Teacher & Interpreter for the Deaf since 20 year ago
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Valerie Sutton"
> To:
> Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2001 10:54 PM
> Subject: Re: Leaving the list
> > On 7/12/01, PATSY VAN ANDEL wrote:
> > >Good luck to all of you and, who knows, maybe I'll be able to write
> > >a letter in sign writing this time next year. Greetings from
> > >Holland, Patsy
> >
> >
> > SignWriting List
> > July 12, 2001
> >
> > Thanks for the lovely message, Patsy! That is one of the nicest
> > signoff messages ever received ;-)
> >
> > I will be happy to help you and will remove your name for you...
> >
> > Meanwhile, I wish you the best with learning to sign...And I hope you
> > will join the List once again, when the time is right for you!
> >
> > All the best -
> > --
> >
> > Val ;->
> >
> >
> > -----------------------------
> >
> > Valerie Sutton
> >
> >
> > SignWritingSite:
> >
> >
> > SignWriting List Archives:
> >
> >
> > To post a message to the SW List:
> >
> >
> >

  Replies Author Date
5232 Support for Bolivia ;-) Valerie Sutton Fri  7/13/2001

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