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Acknowledgement and Appreciation

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, Steering Committee
  • Mr. Quadri Adelani Mohammed, Member, Steering Committee
  • Ms. Bukola Fakunle, NNAD Women’s Leader
  • Ms. Anthonia Isiguzo, NNAD Past President
  • Mallam Sulayman Abdulmumuni Ujah

Concept Note Authors

  • Dr. Odutola Ayorinde Odusanya, ’85 & G-’87
  • Mr. John Olumoya, ’82

Wesley University

  • Prof. Sunday Ukachukwu, Vice Chancellor
  • Mrs. Chioma Obasi, Registrar
  • Mr. Ejeh Sylvanus Ogenyi
  • Sir Peter Olorunfemi – May he rest in perfect peace

Gallaudet University

  • Professor Khadijat K. Rashid, ’90, GAIN-Africa lead
  • Ms. Amanda Mueller, GAIN interim Program Officer
  • Mr. Olufemi Ige, G-’20 & G-’21
  • Dr. Charles B. Reilly, Member, Steering Committee
  • Professor Emilia Ada Chukwuma, ’85, Member, Steering Committee
  • Ms. Heather Harker, Past Member, Steering Committee

Key GU team members

  • Ms. Rowena Winiarczyk, ’08 & G-’10
  • Professor Dr. Miako Villanueva, G-’04 & PhD ’11, Director, General Education Program
  • Lecturer Niesha Washington-Shepard, ’06 & G-’18, Department of American Sign Language
  • Lecturer Gregoire Youbara, World Languages and Culture Program
  • Lecturer Mary Dakim, ’07 & G-’11, School of Civic Leadership, Business, & Social Change

Deaf-E3 Project

  • Dr. Khadijat K. Rashid, ’90, Executive Director
  • Ms. Amanda H. F. Mueller, Project Director
  • Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar, ’93, Co-Project Director
  • Mr. Olufemi Ige, G-’20 & G-’21, In-country Project Manager for the Deaf-E3 Project
  • Ms. Sarah Houge, G-’10, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager
  • Ms. Arathy Manoharan, Multilingual Pedagogies Lead
  • Dr. Alim Chandani, PhD ’13, Interpreter Educator
  • Ms. Carla Shird, G-’01, Interpreter Educator

Others instrumental in the development of the Deaf-E3 Project design

  • Dr. Onudeah Nicolarakis, Assistant Professor, School of Language, Education, and Culture
  • Ms. JoLinda Greenfield, Interpreter Educator
  • Mr. Theodore Baran, Gallaudet’s Director of the Department of Public Safety
  • Mr. Davin Searls, Independent Technical Grant Writer
  • Mr. Shane Feldman, Innivee Strategies
  • Ms. Lucy Upah, Independent Consultant

Members of the Nigerian and African community who participated in community forums and provided feedback during different stages of this project including on the Mission and Vision, both in Nigeria and via Zoom.

We are grateful to the countless other community members, you know who you are, who have contributed and supported GAIN in so many ways.

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(202) 250-2071

(202) 651-5085

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