A cooperation protocol to certify a sign language dictionary prepared by the Coptic Church has been signed by Anba Stephanos, Bishop of Biba and al-Fashn, and the Egyptian Education Minister Tarek Shawki.
The dictionary, which took 300 scholars in sign language three years to compile, was described by Education Ministry experts as the best in the Middle East regarding the number of words and signs used in sign language.
The Church plans to print, at its own expense, 270,000 copies of the dictionary. They will be made available free of charge to schools for hearing and speech impaired students in Egypt, as well as to school libraries and churches all over the country.
5 November 2019