World Deaf Leadership
Name: Kaneng Rose Kwandi
Field of Study: Deaf Education
My name is Kaneng Rose Kwandi from Nigeria. I was born in Kuru, Plateau State of Nigeria on January 5, 1977. I was educated at Kuru for my primary education and at Plateau School for the Deaf, Jos, for my secondary education.
I came to Gallaudet University as a President Scholar in the fall semester of 2003. In the fall semester of 2004, I was awarded the prestigious Nippon World Deaf Leadership (WDL) scholarship. My WDL project was titled "Center for Advocacy, Job Development, and Information on Deafness.". My project was announced by Plateau State Radio Corporation of Nigeria in 2006. For this project, I conducted a feasibility study, analyzed the results obtained and gave a presentation to some members of the Gallaudet community. I graduated with my master's degree in Deaf Education on May 15, 2009.
Currently, I am doing my post master's training in deaf education at the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf, Phoenix, Arizona. I am teaching deaf and hard of hearing 4th graders with multiple learning disabilities. These 4th graders are also from diverse socio-cultural background.
I am forever grateful to Nippon the WDL scholarship program for the support they gave while completing my undergraduate and graduate program in Deaf Education at Gallaudet.