U.S. Team Supports Deaf Students in the Marshall Islands

On Tuesday September 4, Ambassador Armbruster met with representatives from Gallaudet University who are in the Marshall Islands as part of a regular program to provide resources and assistance to deaf students.  The group includes Lisa Jacobs, the Director for Regional and National Outreach at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.; Judith Coryell, the Director of the Gallaudet University Regional Center serving Hawaii and the Pacific; Pam Snedigar, the Director of the Gallaudet University Regional Center West; Mellanie Lee, the Project Director for the University of Hawaii’s Hawaii & Pacific Deaf-Blind project; and Daniel Didonna, the first ever deaf World Teach volunteer, who volunteered last year in Majuro working with deaf students and their families.  The team is in Majuro to develop plans for further initiatives to help the deaf population of the Marshall Islands, including plans to offer training to local instructors of deaf students.  The Ambassador later addressed a symposium organized by the group on September 6.