2nd Zambian Deaf Leaders Summit
July 30- August 2,2020
We are excited to be working on our next summit! We hope to make this summit bigger and better than the last one! We will host more than 20 leaders from all over the country for three days of work.
We plan to cover:
- New Deaf Education curriculum for University teacher candidates
- Expansion for Jennifer Memorial
- Global partnerships with several organizations
The inaugural Summit
August 7 - 10, 2018 Kitwe, Zambia
During our visit to Zambia in 2017, we learned that there is a definite shortage of Deaf Community leaders and very little coordination and cooperation between various Deaf Education projects and programs in the country.
To address this need, GBCZ hosted a two-day National Deaf Leadership Summit in Kitwe, Zambia on August 7 to 8, 2018. The summit brought together Deaf program leaders from each of the 10 Provinces in Zambia. This Leadership Summit offered intensive leadership training and collaboration workshop opportunities for Zambia's Deaf Education leaders that were provided by GBCZ and other international organizations who will be included in the Summit.
Several future projects were identified during the summit at at partnership building meetings held during our visit. During 2019, GBCZ will be collaborating on the development of Deaf teachers curriculum to be used in Zambian teacher training programs. GBCZ will also be exploring how to support the expansion of a Deaf school and the development of a Zambian Sign Language dictionary.
All of these efforts are focused of giving a better future for the Deaf children of Zambia.
Upside Reports from Summit 2018
Take a look and enjoy!
Thank you to our amazing board member Justin Bench
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