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.

About GAIN

Our objective of directing multilingual tertiary education to deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing communities positions us to reach our full potential, open career pathways, and thrive as citizens.

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.

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.

Project Detail

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.

In Memoriam – Issac Agboola

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.

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