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Gallaudet in Nigeria-Africa (GAIN)
Gallaudet in Nigeria-Africa (GAIN) is a groundbreaking program in partnership with Wesley University, an accredited Nigerian Tertiary Education Institute, and the Nigerian National Association of the Deaf that promotes institutional and national academic cooperation in Africa. Together, we direct multilingual tertiary education to deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing communities, opening career pathways and enabling these individuals to thrive.
We envision a world where deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind Africans have autonomy in education, sustainable livelihoods, and civic engagement, and are valued throughout society for their contributions toward making transformative impacts on local, national, and global communities.
To cultivate inclusive, diverse, accessible, and equitable opportunities in African society through education and collaboration advanced by vibrant multilingual signing communities that promote lifelong learning and sustainable livelihoods of the global deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing community.
GAIN is the legacy of the late Dr. Isaac Agboola, Class of ’81 & G-’83, former Dean of the School of Education, Business, and Human Services. Dr. Agboola’s dream was to have a direct tertiary education program in his home country of Nigeria for deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing Africans. The partnership was formalized on November 5, 2018, when Gallaudet signed an MOU with NNAD and WU.
This project is RFA #72062021RFA00001. The U.S. Agency for International Development administers the U.S. foreign assistance program providing economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 80 countries worldwide.
Since 1972, the NNAD has been committed to elevating the role of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard-of-Hearing individuals in Nigerian society. With a mission to ensure the overall development of the Deaf to function effectively in all areas of society and culture, the NNAD envisions a...
Driving forces Dr. Isaac O. Agboola, ’81 & G-’83, who inspired GAIN-Africa Sir Demola Aladekomo, Dr. Agboola’s cousin; chair, Board of Trustees, Wesley University Nigeria National Association of the Deaf Alhaji Suleiman Dagbo, Past President Mr. Chidi Olujie, Current President Ms. Charity James Diyong, Member,...
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Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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