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7th European Friendship Week 2017

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The European Association of Cochlear Implant Users and The Ear Foundation, Nottingham are delighted to be running the 7th European Friendship Week

Who for: Cochlear Implant Users aged between 11 and 16

From: Sunday 23 July to Saturday 29 July 2017

At: St John’s School for the Deaf in Boston Spa, Yorkshire, UK

The European Friendship Week 2017

An opportunity

  • To meet other deaf young people from all over Europe
  • To Learn about other cultures and countries
  • To practise speaking English
  • To boost each person’s self esteem
  • To promote a positive self-identity
  • To grow their confidence
  • To strengthen their resilience and resolve
  • To understand their deafness more
  • To share their unique experiences of being cochlear implant wearers together
  • To enjoy an action packed, fun, friendly week away.
  • To have lots of fun together

To have ‘Typically British Experiences’

  • Food
  • Day trips out
  • Evening entertainments
  • Games
  • Sports
  • The weather!

Can your country arrange a delegation group? You need a leader who can speak English and an enthusiasm to come along and join in. The Ear Foundation arrange the whole event and support you through the bookings process.

We have received some great feedback from the young people from previous years:

"Seeing different people and their different cultures is good and made me happy”.

“It was more easy to understand English that I thought”

“Making friends”

Our government awarded our residentials as OUTSTANDING in all areas in 2016.

If you would like to join us for this great opportunity or would like more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (0044) 115 942 1985.

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