Watch as Deaf Bangladesh leader, Wadud, explains his family business and his role in a local self-help organization, the Saidpur Deaf Club.
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Mill Neck International offers a collection of stories made by people around the world. Explore an array of International Development topics such as Deaf people pushed for change in their country, how Deaf people succeeded in their business, volunteering experiences, Lessons Learned!
Deaf women leaders are active in Ghana. And they are helping other deaf women learn to be leaders too. Watch interview of two leaders.
MNI works with CHAVITA, the Tanzania Association of the Deaf. CHAVITA is training Deaf people in advocating with local government.
Expert international volunteer worker Kirk Van Gilder talks about the importance of fostering local sign language and leadership rather than imposing your own sign language.
Two organizations launched the #SignYourNameChallenge project to raise awareness about deafness and sign language rights in Rwanda.
Rupmani Chhetri is the first Deaf woman from India to become an international UN volunteer. Read her story about her work in Ukraine.
Malu, who has taught Chilean Sign Language to Deaf children, describes her experience in the first leadership school for Deaf women in Chile.
Mongolian Deaf leader Dulamsuren Jigjid shares her story of how she became an empowered Deaf woman leader. She is advancing disability rights in Mongolia.
Lesson learned? Ask people want they want and need. Imagine how excited your home community will be knowing that they are collecting goods which will be appreciated and used to make a real difference in people’s lives. Don’t send “Nana gifts.” Ask first.
Deaf organizations around the world including MNI partner organizations celebrate the International Week of the Deaf!