THREE PHASES OF FIREFLY RECOVERY 

萤火虫的三阶段救助计划

The Three Phases of Firefly Recovery is a beneficial plan to ubiquitously help the group of deaf-mute people with the primary purpose of to both physically and mentally give support to the children and young adults with hearing disabilities. Three different stages will be carried out, each aimed towards different age groups and needs. To proceed with the three phases, not only the members of the Firefly Charity will be involved, but the community will also be part of it: including students, parents, and friends. 

萤火虫无常康复项目励志于在精神与物质上给予听障人群,特别是那些孩子和青少年,一份关怀和帮助。此项目分为三个主要阶段,对应三个不同年龄组的需求。在执行与落实方面,不仅萤火虫慈善组织的成员将全体参与,整个社区中志同道合的学生、家长和朋友也将贡献出自己的一份力量。

PHASE ONE :Ages 0 ~ 6 | 阶段一 :0 ~ 6 岁

Problem

         Children with congenital hearing loss or obtained it through hereditary, not only experience abandonment from their parents and have a bitter childhood but come across many difficulties during their growth process. Between the age of 0 – 6, these children have almost 100% of chance to recover from deaf-mute; however, as they are older, the likelihood decreases. Therefore, it is exceedingly important to receive specialty treatment when they are infantile. Currently, in China, there are around 20,000 – 30,000 children each year with hearing disabilities; the government provides aids for the first-tier cities for a cochlear implant. Nevertheless, only a small proportion of those people can receive funding. Almost none of the rest can afford the costly treatment, which means many of them have suffered from fiscal concerns. 

 

问题

      先天性聋哑或遗传性聋哑儿童,不仅经历了父母的遗弃和痛苦的童年,还在成长的过程中饱经苦难和歧视。在0-6岁时,这些儿童几乎有100%的机会康复;然而,随着年龄的增长,康复的可能性会不断降低。因此,在此阶段接受特殊治疗是至关重要的。目前,中国每年约有2-3万名听力残疾儿童;虽然政府为一线城市提供人工耳蜗植入辅助设备,但只有很小的一部分人可以获得资金支持,而剩下的人面对昂贵的治疗费用只能望而兴叹。

 

Solution

         Although nothing can be done to change the past now, many things can be done in the present to make up the childhood that had forgone. To begin with, members from the Firefly Charity will organize trips to the Xiao Ju Deng Deaf-Mute Children’s Recovery Centre, welcoming students and parents to attend. The purpose of the trips is not only to accompany the children but hearing new voices can evoke their perception of sound, making their recovery process quicker. Furthermore, as mentioned earlier, many children suffer from fiscal concerns. The Firefly Charity will host events in school to raise money for their treatments and the artificial cochlear hearing aid. On the other hand, to raise awareness for the group of people with hearing disabilities; making more people in the society both noticing and contributing towards them. 

 

解决方案

         虽然无法改变过去,但我们现在可以做很多事情来弥补那些被遗忘童年。首先,萤火虫慈善组织的成员将前往小桔灯聋哑儿童康复中心,并在此欢迎学生和家长的加入。我们组织去康复中心的目的不仅仅是给孩子们带来快乐,最主要的还是加速他们的康复过程,因为不同频率的声音可以唤起他们对声音的感知。此外,针对儿童以及其家庭财政问题的负担,萤火虫慈善组织将在学校举办活动,一方面为他们的治疗和人工耳蜗的植入筹集资金,另一方面提高人们对听力障碍人群的认知,让更多的人关注他们并,给予一份爱心。

 

Next

         Besides trips, fundraising events, and raise awareness, the Firefly Charity will set up a new project in which families can give financial support to a specific child. This project is comparable with adopting a child; however, the child will stay at the Xiao Ju Deng Deaf-Mute Children’s Recovery Centre. Throughout having this child, the family will not only provide financial support to them, but they will bond strong relationships with them. Furthermore, help them through their despondent childhood. Our Charity believes that building up close relationships when they are young, it will be more readily accepted and can last for a longer time. 

 

之后

         除了访问小桔灯聋哑儿童康复中心、筹款活动和提高认识之外,萤火虫慈善机构还将设立一个新项目,让自愿者家庭能够为特定的孩子提供经济支持。这个项目相当于收养一个孩子,但是,孩子将留在小桔灯聋哑儿童康复中心。在这个孩子的成长过程中,家庭不仅会为他们提供经济支持,还会与他们建立牢固的关系,帮助他们度过坎坷的童年。我们的慈善机构相信,在他们小的时候建立起来的亲密关系会更容易被接受并能持续更长的时间。

PHASE TWO :Ages 6 ~ 18 | 阶段二 :6 ~ 18 岁

Problem 

         In order to allow the children with hearing disabilities to have a conventional future, they need to have the most basic education required to find an occupation. This issue is difficult to resolve because many schools will not want children with hearing problems, which means many of them will not be able to receive an education. Furthermore, even if the schools do accept them, there will be bullying cases due to their difference from other non-disabled students. Not only the hearing-impaired children have a painful childhood, but with instances of bullying, will result in less chance of recovery. The need of education for these children is as urgent as recovering, to ensure they have a brightened future.  

 

问题

            为了让听力残障儿童有一个更好的的未来,他们需要拥有职业所需的最基本的教育。这个问题很难解决,因为许多学校不希望孩子有听力问题,这意味着他们中的许多人将无法接受教育。此外,即使学校接受他们,也会有欺凌案件因为他们不同于其他非残疾学生。不仅听障儿童有痛苦的童年,而且还会被欺凌,这都将导致康复机会的减小。综上所述,对这些儿童的教育需求与恢复一样迫切,这样才能确保他们有一个光明的未来。

 

Solution

            To work out a solution to the lack of education for deaf-mute children is to use the fundraising money and give them support on education. Teachers can achieve this at the Xiao Ju Deng Deaf-Mute Children’s Recovery Centre, such as they can guide the children or invite a private teacher to come and teach daily. Moreover, during our trips to the Centre, we can teach them basic Chinese, English, and Math to help them acknowledge the importance of education by teaching them the most basic knowledge for their age. As part of the Firefly Charity, we can provide resources for the children to learn, practice, and play with when teaching them. This means that children with hearing loss can explicitly use the assets. For example, “VoiceBook” is a technology product that aims to improve the communication status of hearing-impaired groups through the internet and artificial intelligence, and to build a service for the hearing impaired group. 

解决方案

            解决聋哑儿童教育不足的办法,就是利用筹集的资金,给予聋哑儿童教育支持。在小桔灯聋哑儿童康复中心,教师可以做到这一点,比如他们可以指导孩子们,或者邀请一位私人教师来教孩子。此外,在我们去中心的时候,我们可以教他们基本的语文、英语和数学,帮助他们认识到教育的重要性,教他们最基本的知识。作为萤火虫慈善机构的一部分,我们可以为孩子们提供学习、实践和玩耍的资源。例如,“语音本”是一种旨在通过互联网和人工智能来改善听障群体的沟通现状,为听障群体建立服务的技术产品。

 

Next

           In comparison with the current school-teaching method, there can be a developed method for teaching children with hearing impaired, such as using specific technology like “VoiceBook” and other artificial intelligence technology. Furthermore, after learning some basic knowledge, there can be cooperation made between local schools in China and the Xiao Ju Deng Deaf-Mute Children’s Recovery Centre. This can be done by providing a chance for the deaf-mute children to go to an actual school for education when they have recovered. Other opportunities for learning can be made by inviting charitable people to come to the Centre and teach.

 

之后

            与现在普遍的学校教学方法相比,我们希望发展出一种新的教学方法,例如使用“语音簿”等人工智能技术。此外,在学习了一些基本知识之后,中国当地学校和小桔灯聋哑儿童康复中心之间可以开展合作。同时,这将为聋哑儿童提供一个机会,使他们康复后去一所真正的学校接受教育。其他的学习机会可以通过邀请慈善人士来中心教授。

PHASE THREE :Ages 18+ | 阶段三:18+岁

Problem

           Not many of the people who have hearing disabilities recover due to several reasons. Including those who did not receive medical treatments, which makes it extremely difficult for them to find an occupation. Furthermore, many of them cannot find a regular job, which means many companies will not accept them. Without the most basic income, they will not be able to have the most rudimentary necessities to live. However, the people with the tag of hearing-impaired can be strongly affected to find a simple job. 

 

问题

            由于多种原因,听力残障人士恢复的并不多。包括那些没有接受医疗的人,这使得他们很难找到工作。此外,他们中的许多人找不到固定的工作,因为许多公司不愿意接受他们。没有最基本的收入,他们就没有最基本的生活必需品。综上所述,有听力障碍标签的人找到一份工作会面临重重的阻碍。

 

Solution 

           To provide occupations for people with hearing loss, the Firefly Charity will design a Deaf-mute Disabled Employment Platform for finding jobs that can be used for people with hearing disabilities. This platform will connect the hearing-disabled people with employers around all fields. Not only this, the people will fill out a form with their necessary information, the amount of education they have received, and the area of occupation they want to join in. On the other hand, employers will have their company’s information on the platform and what kind of employees they would wish to including their job descriptions. Additionally, the connection between the group of people with hearing loss and employers will make the deaf-mute people feel that they have a place in the society with the feeling that they are needed and wanted by other people. This can massively help their mental healthiness since it can make them more confident as a person and that they are welcomed by others. 

 

解决方案

         为了给有听力障碍的人提供职业,萤火虫慈善机构将设计一个聋哑残疾人就业平台来寻找适合他们的工作。这个平台将把听力残疾人士和各个领域的雇主联系起来。不仅如此,人们还将填写一张表格,填写他们所需的信息、接受的教育程度以及他们想加入的职业领域。另一方面,雇主们会把公司的信息放在平台上,以及他们希望将什么样的员工包括在他们的职位描述中。另外,失聪人群与用人单位之间的联系,会使聋哑人感到自己在社会上有一席之地,感到自己是别人需要和需要的。这可以极大地帮助他们的心理健康,因为它可以使他们更自信的人,他们是受他人欢迎。

 

Next

           Other than the Deaf-mute Disabled Employment Platform, there will be professional skills training for specific occupations, since each job requires different kinds of skills. This can be done through going to short courses that aim mainly at a specified field as the skills needed for different occupation varies. This can benefit the group of deaf-mute people as they can not only understand their jobs better but enhance their understanding of their career while not letting the fact that they have hearing disabilities affect them.

 

之后

            除聋哑残疾人就业平台外,我们还将针对特定职业进行专业技能培训,因为每项工作都需要不同的技能。通过短期速成课,我们可以让他们快速地掌握不同的技能, 这可以使聋哑人受益,因为他们不仅能更好地了解自己的工作,而且还能提高他们对事业的理解,同时不让他们有听力残疾的事实影响他们。

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