Here at the Welsh Youth Parliament, we’re proud to work with fantastic organisations who work with young people from all backgrounds across Wales. During its second term, the Welsh Youth Parliament will work with 18 partner organisations, and we’ll be featuring them here on our website and our social media channels over the next few months.
This week we are spotlighting on our partner organisation, The National Deaf Children’s Society Wales.
National Deaf Children’s Society
The National Deaf Children’s Society works to create a world without barriers for every deaf child. We’re here to support and empower every deaf child who needs us – no matter what their level or type of deafness or how they communicate.
We give expert support on childhood deafness. We work with deaf young people to raise awareness and campaign for deaf children’s rights. Our services include fun social activities and a penpals scheme. We have a mentoring programme, activism groups and a Young People’s Advisory Board. We can offer support and advice, information sessions and a wide range of webinars.
We are delighted to be chosen as a partner organisation for Welsh Youth Parliament. This is a great opportunity for a deaf young person to be elected as our representative at the Senedd.
This opportunity is open to any of our deaf Welsh members, age 11-17, to apply as a candidate. Our election will be held on The Buzz, the only website for deaf young people in the UK, between 1-15 November.
Here is what some of our young Welsh members have to say about campaigning and activism with NDCS.
“Being on the YAB has increased my confidence and skills in speaking out about issues that matter to me. My favourite thing about being on the YAB is getting to know new people and learning new things.”
Miriam, Young People’s Advisory Board member
“My favourite thing about being on the YAB is meeting other deaf people”
Rhys, Young People’s Advisory Board member
“Activism is important to me because I feel we should live in a world where there’s no barriers for deaf people. It also gives you a sense of belonging, being able to campaign with people who face similar issues as yourself."
Twm, former YAB member