Project Sign Language Interpreters: “We start small”

Ahlam maakt gebaren in studio

How do you start a complex project, such as training Jordanian Sign Language interpreters in Jordan? Our answer? Small and local! Jordanian Deaf Sign Language specialist Ahlam asked us last year if we could work together to improve the level of Jordanian Sign Language interpreters. Of course this also includes good Sign Language training material. […]

Summer camp in Jordan: “I have seen growth”

deelnemers zomerkamp 2022

“Hello everyone, my name is Sahel, and I’m from Jordan. I work here at the Peace Dove for the Deaf. I want to say a big thank you to all of you who have supported us with regard to the camp for the Deaf. Your support has been very important to the camp.”

What makes a memory powerful enough for the future?

broeder andrew wijst naar het kruis

When do you stop remembering? How does ‘looking back’ change into ‘looking ahead’? What makes a memory powerful enough for the future? For Brother Andrew de Carpentier, earthly life ended on October 1st, 2020. Those he left behind saw an empty place… But from heavenly perspective, a place has been filled! And did not a […]

Ahlam visits the Dutch sign language interpreter college

As The Carpenter’s Son Foundation, we have entered into a partnership with the Jordanian Deaf Sign Language teacher Ahlam. Together with her, we are committed to contribute to improving the availability of Jordanian Sign Language interpreters. Ahlam visited the Netherlands for a few weeks to share knowledge and experiences. For example, she participated in colleges […]

God’s Sign language!

schilderij amazing grace van roger de carpentier

The story below ‘God’s sign language’ is one of the many stories from the book ‘God’s Sign language’. The book is currently published in Dutch. We hope to also publish it in English if we receive financial support for this. Read the story God’s Sign Language in this blog The heavens declare the glory of […]

A year ago…

photocredits Guido Dingemans

It has been one year and the impact of those terrible words still hold heavy: “Arie de Carpentier, aka: Brother Andrew, has died after falling from an old balcony.” Br. Andrew said he needed another 10 years to fulfill his mission. Will someone please tell the Almighty that He has dropped a ball?!

“Continue with your beautiful work!”

Since March 2021, along with an external advisor and development expert Dirk R Frans, we have been exploring the future of The Carpenter’s Son Foundation. And we have some good news!

Start doing like him

The Carpenters’ Son Foundation board members Fred Doeze Jager and René Kolsters, together with his son Thomas, travelled to Jordan at the end of June 2021 to meet people from the foundation’s network, and to make an inventory of potential projects. Below you will find the ninth and final part of their travel report: