Deaf News: Teenager calls on the Prime Minister to protect services for deaf children

Posted on October 1, 2013

Profoundly deaf Yusuf Nuur, 14, from Manchester, met Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday at the Conservative Party Conference. Yusuf called on the Prime Minister to support the Stolen Futures campaign, run by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), and stop council cuts to vital school support for deaf children.

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At the Conference, the young NDCS campaigner urged the Prime Minister to also support a debate in Parliament to protect funding for education services, including Teachers of the Deaf who provide support for deaf children in a classroom.

Yusuf said: “I was absolutely chuffed that I had the opportunity to speak to Mr Cameron and to highlight the need to stop any reductions in education for deaf children. The Party Conference was a brilliant opportunity to meet with people who actually have the power to make change happen for deaf children.”

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