Cooking up lessons for the hearing impaired
Location: Damascus, Syria
Aman al-Ashi uses sign language
to share her love of cooking
with others who have hearing loss
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) AMAN AL-ASHI'S MOTHER, BASIMA AL-ZOUBI, SAYING:
"Ever since Aman was young, six or seven years old maybe, she used to go with me to the kitchen, she enjoyed chopping things up and helping me cook. So I encouraged her to help me and the harder the meal was, the happier she'd be."
Aman runs a YouTube channel
with instructions in sign language and captions
and has opened a small catering service
(SOUNDBITE) (Sign Language) SYRIAN CHEF WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENT, AMAN A-ASHI USING SIGN LANGUAGE:
"I opened the kitchen and now I am so happy with this. In the future, I will use this kitchen to hold special courses for the hearing impaired where they can get certificates that qualify them for work."