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Literacy Skills for Deaf Jamaican Students

A three-year project from 2017 to 2020 is using Jamaican Sign Language to improve literacy skills for Deaf Jamaican students.
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A three-year project may improve literacy skills for Deaf Jamaican students. As part of the project, nine schools for Deaf students are implementing a new curriculum in Jamaican Sign Language for students, parents, and teachers. The Jamaican Association of the Deaf (JAD) is implementing the project with funding support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

According to the news article, the project began in 2017 and was to continue through 2020. This article published in September 2017 in the Jamaica Information Service website.

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