APO Group – Africa Newsroom / Press release | USAID Launches New Activity to Empower Deaf in Nigeria Through Sign Language Based Education

ABUJA, Nigeria, September 24, 2021/APO Group/ —

On September 23, 2021, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Mission Director Katie Donohoe, together with officials from Gallaudet University, the Nigerian National Association of the Deaf (NNAD), and other partners launched a new activity to empower deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children and youth through education, employment, and life opportunities in Nigeria.  Federal Senator from Nasarawa Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, who is part of Nigeria’s deaf community, also attended.

The new three-year, $2.05 million activity – Strengthening Deaf Education, Empowerment, and Employment  (Deaf-E3) – will build the capacity of groups integral to advancing education that fully meets the needs of deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind Nigerians, including educational professionals, Nigerian Sign Language interpreters, and development actors.

Source: APO Group – Africa Newsroom / Press release | USAID Launches New Activity to Empower Deaf in Nigeria Through Sign Language Based Education