[SASL] Kresheena’s Story – South African Sign Language

[SASL] Kresheena’s Story – South African Sign Language


Hi all, my name is Kresheena, and my sign name is this. I’m from South Africa,
away from the world. I use South African
Sign Language, SASL. The history of this sign language is it started with many
people from overseas coming to Africa,
specifically South Africa. Cape Town is where I was growing up learning sign language
at age 10 years old. But before that I was taught orally with lip reading and then later, I learned sign language. That school… The history – that sign language started with Ireland, ISL. That’s how I learned. Later I went to Johannesburg – J-O-H-A-N-N-E-S-B-U-R-G, where I work with deaf children. I’m a teacher also. I teach them English, math, life skills and sign language also. There are a lot of challenges. This Johannesburg sign language is different. So if you go to Durban, the history of who came there
from overseas is American. So in that place they have ASL,
American Sign Language. That was years ago. Now everything has changed, and they use SASL. So, in South Africa we have different sign languages. Anyway, I’m sure you are all interested to see how I sign
and where I am from. Many people think I am from India, but no, I was never from there. Maybe in my family’s distance past, maybe they were from India, but I don’t know. But I’m fortunate, very fortunate that I was born in South Africa and grew up here all my life. My wish is that I would love to go overseas to visit the world and see different sign languages and make new friends. And I’m sure you want to contact me through Facebook. Why not? Come on. Anyway, you’ve seen
how I talk and sign? I’m using that because
I’m sure the captions will help you all. Anyway, see you soon. Any questions? Ask me. Bye, bye.

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