Help to get to varsity

A deaf Wellington woman may now realise her life’s ambition thanks to a Workbridge Women’s Study Award.

Sarah Cameron of Karori had always wanted to complete a university degree and train as a teacher for the deaf. She gave up after three weeks at Victoria University several years ago. Despite assistance, she could not hear the lectures.

This year, with $9700 from Workbridge, she will be accompanied to lectures by a note-taker and interpreter.

Workbridge is a Government-funded agency providing disabled people with equal opportunities for paid employment. The Women’s Study Award was established to give women with disabilities the chance to undertake employment-related tertiary training or education.

Each year $20,000 is awarded to four applicants.

  • Deaf Education
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SignDNA – Deaf National Archive New Zealand, A1992-034
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