Hostess Annette Gonzalez, Cruise Director Gene Young, International Concierge Carolane Jupsin and Dorie De Jong visited the Instituto de Surdos-Mudos da Imaculada Conceição in Lisbon, Portugal, during a recent port call. They were met by Sister Ana, the director, and given an extensive tour of the daily operations, classrooms and were introduced to the students and teachers that day.
This institute accommodates 67 students between the ages of three to 30, with 25 students residing on-site Monday through Friday. These students have gross and fine motor skills activities daily and are taught sign language and speech therapy. Between the several crafts groups, guests, officers and Prinsendam staff, a grand total of $4,000 was raised for a successful Silent Auction. Enjoy these photos from the event.