Sign Language Project
Supported a sign language research project in Haiti to gain government recognition of indigenous sign language.
IDP provides funding support and volunteers for camps for deaf youth in Haiti (since 2011) and Guatemala (since 2013). See more information under “News” about our recent camps.
We collaborate with Gallaudet University Career Center in the placement of interns in Guatemala at the LAVOSI deaf school and for the Haiti camp at the Montfort and St. Vincent’s schools. In addition, IDP welcomes an intern each semester from students majoring in International Studies at Gallaudet University.
We have collaborated with Peace Corps to help expand their contacts so that more deaf persons can become Peace Corps volunteers. IDP provided consultation in developing a Peace Corps Response volunteer position focusing on teacher training in Guatemala.