Davina Bennett is patron of hearing impaired competition

Monday, March 05, 2018

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Davina Bennett, second runner-up in Miss Univere 2017, is patron for the Optimist International Caribbean District's Communication for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH) competition, scheduled for May 12.

The contest's venue is yet to be named.

The beauty queen explained that the competition was in line with the objectives of her foundation.

“It was not a difficult decision for me to accept the invitation because the contest coincides with the objectives of my foundation, aimed at bringing awareness to the deaf community,” she said.

She said the main objective of the Davina Bennett Foundation for the Deaf was to break the barriers of communication being experienced by the hearing-impaired community.

“In fact, I am hoping that this contest will be the stimulus for a long- awaited change in societal response to the deaf community, and by providing awareness and encouragement for members of the community to chase their dreams,” said Bennett.

The CCDHH is one of Optimist International's flagship programmes which is contested around the world each year and is open to students who have hearing loss of 40 decibels or more. Contestants can sign or speak their presentations, or communicate through a combination of the two.




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