The National Federation on Education and Integration of the Deaf (FENEIS) from Recife, Brazil presented to the campus community about their collaboration with Disabled People International - Japan (DPI) and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in creating HIV/AIDS materials for low literacy communities. Front row Geovanne de Sales Gila of Antonio Cardoso of FENEIS. Second Row Amy Wilson, Masami Morigami (DPI - Japan), Patricia Cardoso (FENEIS), Keiichiro Nakazawa (JICA).
has had more than 25 years experience working with grassroots development organizations in Africa and was the Peace Corps Director in Sao Tome and Principe for 3 years in the mid 1990's. Before setting up STEP UP, he worked for the World Wildlife Fund, Catholic Relief Services, the American Friends Service Committee, and the Peace Corps. He received his B.A. from Yale University and a Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins University.
Mr. Seligman recently visited with International Development students at Gallaudet to discuss ways in which deaf individuals could be included in the STEP Up program in Sao Tome. Senior Specialist of Save the Children Campus Presentation
Shana Peiffer, Senior Specialist, Department of Child Protection Save the Children USA spoke to ID students about her work with vulnerable and at risk and children during natural disasters such as the recent Haiti earthquake. She also shared about her personal educational and professional experiences and history in the field of development. Pictured above is ID student Carrie St. Cyr (on right) talking with Ms. Peiffer (on left) and Dr. Amy Wilson (center).
Dr. Charles Reilly, senior research scientist in the Gallaudet Research Institute, attended the September 1 and 2 meeting of the External Advisory Committee (EAC) of the National Center for Deaf Health Research (NCDHR), held in Rochester, N.Y. The EAC is facilitated by Gallaudet President Alan Hurwitz. During his visit, Reilly explored possible collaborations for research projects related to health issues with NCDHR's Principal Investigator, Dr. Thomas Pearson, who also serves as associate dean of clinical research for the University of Rochester.
Dr. Donna Mertens
gave a keynote address to the Australasian Evaluators Society
at their 2010 Conference in Wellington, New Zealand.
worked in Syria this summer with the Victor Pineda Foundation's collaboration in the Open Hands Initiative Youth Summit
where they produced the first cross-cultural guidebook for implementing the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Middle East.
Approximately 10,000 deaf children live in Afghanistan and live without any communication with the hearing world. Afghanistan has a higher prevalence of deaf people due to several factors including a lack of preventative services and vaccinations; the high rate of complications during childbirth; inter-marriage; and injury from bombs, mines, trauma, and torture. About 20 Gallaudet students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends road 16, 25, or 30 miles on a Panjshir Tour bike ride to raise funds for a deaf school in Kabul through the NGO Mountain2Mountain. Amy Wilson participated in the ride along the Potomac River as other supporters held concurrent rides throughout their own cities for the same cause.
Jiayi Zhou participated in Mobility International's Institute on Leadership and Disability where young women leaders from around the world came together to build leadership skills, create new visions, and strengthen their international network of support.
Rue Winiarczyk interviewed Deaf Malays throughout the country as part of her research on prioritizing the needs of Deaf Malaysians. Her research will be used by the Malaysian Deaf Association and Gallaudet's Center of International Programs and Services.
Amy Wilson presented a paper on Humanitarian Health Work with People in Resource-Poor Countries: Social/Cultural Considerations at the first conference of the Coalition of Global Hearing Health supported by the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Foundation.