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1 Center for Advocacy, Job Development and Information on Deafness in Nigeria Kaneng Kwandi Department of Education Elementary Education Major Progress Report for WDL Project

2 Project Designer - Kaneng Kwandi Project Designer - Kaneng Kwandi Educational and Professional Objectives: BA in General Education BA in General Education MA degree in Elementary Deaf Education MA degree in Elementary Deaf Education Implement a national project in Nigeria: Center for Advocacy, Job Development and Information on Deafness Implement a national project in Nigeria: Center for Advocacy, Job Development and Information on Deafness Teach deaf and hard of hearing children Teach deaf and hard of hearing children

3 Education Deafness: Meningitis at the age of 9 Elementary Education: –Alegongo Elementary School, Ibadan, Nigeria (1984 – 1989) –Local Education Authority Primary School, Kaduna, Nigeria (1988 – 1989)

4 High School Education: Plateau School for the Deaf: Jos, Nigeria ( ) Plateau School for the Deaf: Jos, Nigeria ( ) College/University: Gallaudet University: Washington, DC, USA Gallaudet University: Washington, DC, USA B.A., Elementary Education (May, 2007) B.A., Elementary Education (May, 2007) Kaduna Polytechnics: Kaduna, Nigeria Kaduna Polytechnics: Kaduna, Nigeria Diploma Certificate: Deaf Education (Aug., 1999) Gallaudet University: Washington, DC. Gallaudet University: Washington, DC. Masters Degree Student: Elementary Deaf Education

5 Work Experiences and Leadership in Deaf Nigerian Community Graduate Student Assistant: Gallaudet Leadership Institute, Washington, DC, USA Student Teacher: Samuel Tucker Elementary School, Virginia, USA Student Teacher: Samuel Tucker Elementary School, Virginia, USA Student Assistant: American Annals of the Deaf, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, USA Student Assistant: American Annals of the Deaf, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, USA Teacher: Plateau School for the Deaf Teacher: Plateau School for the Deaf

6 Vice President: Church of Christ in Nigeria, Deaf Ministry Assistant Secretary: Plateau School for the Deaf, Alumni Association Assistant Secretary: Plateau State Deaf Christian Association Supervisor, Worship Leader, and Camp Police: Nigerian North Central Zone Easter Camps ( ) Participant: Advocacy visit by Gallaudet University delegation to Nigeria Experience and Leadership continued…

7 Life for Deaf People in Nigeria Over 1.2 million Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nigerians. Over 1.2 million Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nigerians. No working national disability law. No working national disability law. No database on deaf schools, programs, and jobs. No database on deaf schools, programs, and jobs. Lack of employment opportunities. Lack of employment opportunities. Lack of appropriate curriculum for elementary school programs. Lack of appropriate curriculum for elementary school programs. Lack of advocacy services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nigerians. Lack of advocacy services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nigerians.

8 Project Vision Project Vision To establish a center for advocacy, job development, training, and information on deafness in Nigeria to: Meet the advocacy, job and information service needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nigerians and their families; Meet the advocacy, job and information service needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nigerians and their families; Coordinate & provide curriculum development training; and, Coordinate & provide curriculum development training; and, Make useful information available. Make useful information available.

9 Centers Functions Information for parents of D/HH children about deaf schools and programs. Job development and training for D/HH. Services to deaf schools and programs. Advocacy services. Information for agencies that serve deaf and hard of hearing persons.

10 Project Phases Phase #1: Proposal Development –World Deaf Leadership Project proposal Phase#2: Feasibility Study: Summer 2006 Study focused on information gathering on the following in nine (9) states in Nigeria: 1) Demographics of deaf schools and programs. 2) Professional training needs of teachers. 3) Job needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

11 Summary of Study Results Research Question #1: What are the demographics of deaf schools and programs in deaf schools and programs in north central zone of Nigeria? north central zone of Nigeria?

12 Number of Schools and Programs in North Central Zone of Nigeria and Year of Establishment Number of Schools and Programs in North Central Zone of Nigeria and Year of Establishment Year of Establishment Number of Schools and Programs

13 Student Demographics in Schools and Programs in North Central Zone of Nigeria Participant States in North Central Nigeria Number of Deaf Students by Categories

14 Teacher Demographics in Schools and Programs in North Central Zone of Nigeria Participant States in North Central Nigeria Number of Teachers by Categories

15 Qualifications of Teachers of D/HH Students in North Central Zone of Nigeria Qualifications of Teachers of D/HH Students in North Central Zone of Nigeria Types of Degree/Certification Number of Teachers

16 Summary of Study Results Summary of Study Results Research Question #2: What are the professional training needs of teachers at deaf schools and programs in north central zone of Nigeria?

17 Professional Training Needs of Teachers of Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Nigeria 1) Teacher education with preparation in content areas such as mathematics, language arts, social studies, science, fine arts, and physical education. 2) Sign language communication 3) Methods of teaching 4) Technical education such as woodwork, automotive, welding

18 5) Audiology 6) Computer education 7) Home economics such as catering, knitting and baking knitting and baking 8) Curriculum developmenthow to develop what to teach students develop what to teach students Training Needs continued…

19 Preferred Training Sites Percent of Teachers

20 Summary of Study Results Research Question #3: What are the job needs of deaf and hard of hearing persons in north central zone of Nigeria?

21 Current Jobs Teaching Computer operation Teaching Computer operation Self-employment: carpentry Hair dressing Self-employment: carpentry Hair dressing Welding Office cleaning Welding Office cleaning Trading (buying and selling) Electrical work Trading (buying and selling) Electrical work Sewing/tailoring Driving Sewing/tailoring Driving Poultry work Electrical engineering Poultry work Electrical engineering Hair braiding Editorial Hair braiding Editorial Bakery Accounting Bakery Accounting Pottery Clerical job Pottery Clerical job Farming Laundry service Farming Laundry service Landscaping Barbing Landscaping Barbing House cleaning Shoemaking House cleaning Shoemaking House building Catering House building Catering Photographer Mechanicauto repair Photographer Mechanicauto repair Cell phone vendor Typing Cell phone vendor Typing Fishing House painting Fishing House painting

22 Job NeedsWish List Pastoral work--Clergy Okada service Pastoral work--Clergy Okada service Private entrepreneurship Computer operator Private entrepreneurship Computer operator Security work Teaching Security work Teaching Legal advocates Corn grinding service Legal advocates Corn grinding service Physicians Accountancy Physicians Accountancy Oil pump technicians Public Administration Oil pump technicians Public Administration House building Clerical House building Clerical Weaving Range management Weaving Range management Sport coaching Information Technology Sport coaching Information Technology Special advisors to Governor Farm work Special advisors to Governor Farm work on disability matters News reporting on disability matters News reporting Agricultural management Social work Agricultural management Social work Contractor Editing Contractor Editing Aviation workpilot Dentistry Aviation workpilot Dentistry House painting Driving House painting Driving Politics Architecture Politics Architecture University teaching Program Director University teaching Program Director Government employment Typing Government employment Typing Tailoring/sewing Blacksmithing Tailoring/sewing Blacksmithing Nursing Catering Nursing Catering Block maker Shoe maker/repairer Block maker Shoe maker/repairer

23 Use of Study Results 1) Establish database on schools and provide information to parents of D/HH children about deaf schools and programs. 2) Establish job banks and provide job placement services to D/HH. 3) Use results as a guide to provide services to deaf schools and programs. 4) Advocacy services 5) Provide information to agencies that serve deaf and hard of hearing persons.

24 Project Phases Continued Phase #3: Project Set up Programs: Advocacy, Job development, Professional Developments, and Information on Deafness Program prospectusBrochure, Letter-head page, website, business cards, pens, pins Office space to house four programs unit Equipment & Services (26 computers, 2 laptop, 5 printers, computers, maintenance services for all computers & printers, 3 fax machines, 3 copier machines, 7 file cabinets, and wireless internet service)

25 Phase #3: Project Set up continued.. Staff (15 staff and 1 Secretary, Staff induction and training) Transportation (A center Van/Mini Bus, fuel, and maintenance) Program advertisement (National TV, Radio, and Newspaper adverts; posters) Project Phases Continued

26 Phase #4: Project implementation in the areas of Advocacy, Job development, professional developments, and information on deafness: 1.Service to deaf community 2.Service to agencies working with deaf and hard of hearing persons 3.Service to programs and schools for deaf and hard of hearing students

27 Project Phases Continued Phase #4: Project implementation in the areas of Advocacy, Job development, professional developments, and information on deafness : 4.Professional development training for center staff 5.On-going program development and evaluation 6.Program expansion

28 Progress Report Completed Phases Phase #1: Project proposal development Phase #2: Feasibility study Joining and forming Africa Partners in Excellence (PIE) (www.partnersinexcellence.org) Phases to Commence soon Phase #3: Project set up Phase #4: Project implementation in the areas of Advocacy, Job development, professional developments, and information on deafness

29 Budget for Phases #3 & #4 Item Project Item/Activity 1 Year 5 Years 1 Administration (2) $128,000 (includes 28% fringe benefits) $940,000 (includes 28% fringe benefits) 1 Staff (16) $57,344$286,720 2Equipment$75,600 MSO= $$51,000 3 Training materials & prospectus $15,000$75,000 4 Office space $10,000$50,000 5Transportation$40,000MSO=$20,000 6Advertisement$8,000$40,000 7 Professional Development & Travels $10,000$50,000 8 Program Development $5,000$25,000 Total Total $349, 044 $1,537,720

30 1) Nippon President 2) Mr. Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation 3) Mr. Yasunobu Ishii, Chief Mananger of International Program Department 4) Mr. Maki, Ms. Takako Ueno for their continual contact through 5) All Deaf schools and programs in Tokyo and Kyoto for welcoming us

31 6) Television Crews 7) Gallaudet University 8) Project Mentor, Dr. Simon Guteng for his support, encouragement, time, energy, empowerment and patience working with me. 9) To everyone present


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