Tuesday, 23 October 2018 | 18:16 WIB

Jokowi Learns Sign Language for Asian Para Games 2018

President Joko Widodo learns sign language

JAKARTA, NNC - President Joko Widodo learns sign language to prepare for the Asian Para Games 2018 opening held at the GBK Main Stadium on Saturday night, Oct 6.

Jokowi is practicing to use the language commonly shown to friends with disabilities and is trained by deaf activist Surya Sahetapy.
 
According to information received from the Press and Media
Deputy Protocol, Bey Machmudin, Surya revealed that people with the disability prefers to be called deaf rather than hearing impaired.

Surya says Jokowi had learned sign language through a video he sent, but Jokowi prefers to be taught directly.