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New peer education projects in India and Jordan

29 December, 2011

The iSLanDS Institute has started new work on two peer education projects. The project in India extends our previous work on English literacy teaching for young deaf adults by involving a group of deaf peer educators from different parts of the country. This project is led by iSLanDS PhD student Tamara Kovacova. The project in Jordan, led by iSLanDS MA student Paul Scott, will use a peer education approach to provide initial training in sign language teaching to a group of deaf signers. We are assisted by local coordinators Monica Punjabi, whose deaf school in Indore will host the training for up to 20 peer educators, and Mohammed Salha from Amman, who is a very active member of the deaf community in Jordan. Financial support for these projects comes from the Walter de Gruyter Foundation in Germany ( and the Deaf Empowerment Foundation in the Netherlands (

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