Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Vote for Jamelena Mari Andrabado for Young Citizen!!


This is Mari-Len Andrabado.  I am Deaf  and presently teaching at Manitoba School for the Deaf.  I need your support to vote for my daughter Jamelena Mari (JM).  She worked on her video project about Deaf Education in Canada.  

She won and 13 others out of 150 students, the " Young Citizens Award"  for Canada History at "Red River Heritage Fair" held last May 7th , 2015 at University of Winnipeg.

Jamelena Mari Andreabado's message:

Hi Everyone!

As you know I have been chosen and received the " Young Citizen Award". Only two young students will win the trip to Ottawa. I made a video of my project- Listen Up; Deaf Education in Canada. I need  your vote to win this trip, 50 % vote will come from all the judges and 50 % will be coming from your vote.

Please vote for me as this would not only be a great experience but also a great awareness for Deaf Education in Canada.

Just click on link,

Here is how to process with voting on the website:

you see big  yellow box with word- "VOTE" ,  please  click on  it then type your e-mail address. You can vote more than one, use different email one at a time.

If you would like to leave a nice comment, thanks.

Please share and spread to your families and friends. Voting ends Sunday, July 5th.

Your vote is much appreciated,

Jamelena Mari (JM)

Here is what the website look like but please click the link above:

Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens


Fair address: Red River Heritage Fair

Project: Listen Up; Deaf Education In Canada
My project focuses on the Deaf schools all around Canada. I also interview a Deaf lady (my mother) who lives in Canada and has a great life. My project shows just one of the many reasons Canada is a great country which is inclusive to all people.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I learned that my mom (who is Deaf) was one of the first deaf graduates form the University of Winnipeg. I was very impressed also by the fact that she went to a hearing school and still got a very good education. I also thought that the fact that there are Deaf school all around our country was amazing.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

Canada has made all Deaf schools very nice. Canada has made sure the Deaf can get a quality education. Canada makes sure that the students are able to learn education in a comfortable space.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

They had (and still do) have options of what type of school they would like to go to(hearing school with an interpreter or a specialized Deaf school).People who are Deaf, in Canada, were treated very well, and so am I. In Canada we realize equality no matter your race, gender, or language.