June 21, 2021


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Gallaudet University Awarded $2 Million USAID Grant to Progress Schooling and Work Chances for Deaf Young children and Youth in Nigeria

Nigerian National Association of the Deaf and Wesley College (Ondo) Spouse with Gallaudet College to Fortify Most effective Procedures, Qualified Coaching, and Ability- constructing in Nigeria

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Gallaudet College has been awarded a 3-year, $2.05 million grant from the United States Company for Intercontinental Development (USAID) to help initiatives to advance education, work, and existence options toward the empowerment of deaf, difficult of listening to, and deafblind young children and youth in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

With this grant, Gallaudet College – alongside with its partners, the Nigerian Countrywide Affiliation of the Deaf (NNAD) and Wesley College, Ondo – are launching the Deaf-E3 task.

This challenge was impressed by Dr. Isaac O. Agboola, a beloved Gallaudet alumnus, school member, and dean who handed absent in 2017. Dr. Agboola had a extensive-held desire of self-determination for the Nigerian deaf community. In accordance to Dr. Khadijat K. Rashid, Interim Dean of the College at Gallaudet, “Dr. Agboola required to bring Gallaudet home to Nigeria, and Deaf-E3 fulfills that would like.”

Deaf-E3 job things to do consist of:

  • Ability constructing: NNAD and its stakeholders. Getting Deaf Worlds, a U.S-dependent global deaf advocacy firm, and NNAD will carry out an original requires assessment and stakeholder survey to discover NNAD’s organizational potential priorities and style and design education modules to improve the advocacy, leadership, and organizational capacities of NNAD and its stakeholders.
  • Teaching instructional professionals on multimodal/multilingual pedagogical approaches to training. This research-centered action will detect very best methods and identify effective schooling methodologies and assessments, with the intention of generating a pedagogically deaf-centric, barrier-free of charge, and multimodal/multilingual educational programming for deaf youngsters. The venture will deliver two manuals on multimodal/multilingual methods that can be utilised by educational experts nationwide.
  • Advertising very best procedures connected to general and academic decoding in a Nigerian context. A functioning team of deaf leaders and Nigerian Signal Language (NSL) interpreters will build and disseminate tips to efficient interaction by enabling deaf people and NSL interpreters to get the job done a lot more collaboratively.
  • Collaborate with USAID and its partners to boost potential to have interaction with deaf, tricky of hearing, and deafblind stakeholders nationwide.

Roberta J. “Bobbi” Cordano, President of Gallaudet University, stated, “Gallaudet is deeply grateful to USAID for this financial investment in Deaf E3. This funding will have an extraordinary affect as Gallaudet, the Nigerian National Association of the Deaf (NNAD), and Wesley University, Ondo collaborate on education and employment initiatives that will empower deaf, really hard of listening to, and deafblind folks in Nigeria.”

Dr. Rashid explained, “Gallaudet has welcomed learners from Nigeria for numerous a long time. In reality, there are much more Gallaudet alumni from Nigeria than from any other country exterior the United States and Canada. We look forward to developing on these relationships, and to collaborating with deaf, challenging of hearing, and deafblind leaders and local community users in Nigeria to foster awareness, advocacy, training, and work. This will positively influence the conventional of residing for deaf folks in Nigeria for several a long time to arrive.”

Chidi Olujie, president of the Nigerian Nationwide Association of the Deaf, mentioned, “I prolong my good appreciation to everyone who labored on this project. We would not have arrive this considerably devoid of our shared dedication to making a conducive discovering natural environment for deaf Nigerians and their households. We are really grateful to USAID for obtaining us deserving of becoming beneficiaries of this grant. We count on this venture to have a extensive-term, beneficial effect on the Nigerian deaf community’s training, empowerment, and employment.”

Professor Sunday Ndubueze Ukachukwu, Vice Chancellor of Wesley University, claimed, “Coming this much is affirmation that there is strength in unity of purpose. Whilst congratulating all the individuals, businesses, and groups who worked assiduously to bring Gain this far, our deep appreciation goes to USAID for believing in the eyesight. Without a doubt the Gallaudet College legacy of subduing barriers, restrictions, developing hope and empowerment of the deaf by means of schooling, is coming to Nigeria, signalling new hope for the deaf in the country and further than.”

This task is RFA #72062021RFA00001. The U.S. Agency for International Improvement administers the U.S. overseas guidance system supplying financial and humanitarian support in extra than 80 countries globally.

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Gallaudet University, federally chartered in 1864, is a bilingual, assorted, multicultural establishment of higher schooling that makes sure the intellectual and specialist advancement of deaf, really hard of hearing and deafblind individuals by American Signal Language and English. The university enrolls over 1,600 college students in much more than 40 undergraduate majors, master’s and doctoral applications. It also conducts study in several fields, together with schooling, linguistics, psychology, academic neuroscience, deaf background and culture, and Black deaf history and tradition. 

For much more info please take a look at the Nigerian Nationwide Association of the Deaf and Wesley University, Ondo.

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