Sunday, September 25, 2016

Ms Jane Ottah finally got JUSTICE

By now, some of readers must be waiting to know the latest news about Ms Jane and the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)... Well, the good news is that Ms Jane Ottah finally got JUSTICE, the RSUST didn’t have any choice than to bow to the point of begging them to settle in an out of court agreement.

With Sign Language, I am EQUAL: Deaf VS News

Hmmmm i was surfing the internet and i came across a link that said Deaf and Dumb speaks on the tough Economic situation in Nigeria and i was excited (because its rare for a deaf to speak about the economy in the news).

Meet Nyle DiMarco: An American Model, Actor and Deaf Activist

Meet Nyle DiMarco, who is an American Model, actor and Deaf Activist... Not that being a Deaf actor is new to me, i have met a lot of them, even the Deaf actor i know in Nigeria, his name is Richard Ezekiel but this particular Nyle DiMarco is a totally different person which i have been observing and following.

He has set out to make the Deaf community proud lately. Let’s do this way, in 2015, he was the first Deaf winner of The CW's America's Next Top Model Cycle 22. The following year, he won season 22 of the ABC televised dance competition Dancing with the Stars, with professional dance partner Peta Murgatroyd.

In one of his messages, he has been saying that he sees his deafness as an advantage in modeling because he is accustomed to conveying messages without speaking and i am glad to know that he also shares our belief that Deaf roles should be played by Deaf actors.

WHISPERING: He is so handsome and an athlete!!! Follow him up...

The word; "Deaf" is not a dirty word

Just thought i should quote from Matthew Moore that Deaf is not a dirty word because most times people have a mixed feeling when Deaf is mentioned and more often they like to label Deaf people as Hearing impaired but the truth is that they like to call themselves Deaf instead because almost all Deaf people i have met prefer the term Deaf to Hearing impaired, though i have not gathered enough information on that.

In summary: being Deaf is not a dirty word.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Apply now!!! 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship is open (FULLY FUNDED)

In 2017, the Fellowship will provide up to 1,000 outstanding young leaders from #Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a United States college or university with support for professional development after they return home.

Fellowship Benefits

There is no fee to apply to the Mandela Washington Fellowship. If you are selected for the Fellowship, the U.S. government will cover all participant costs. Financial provisions provided by the U.S. Government will include:

·     J-1 visa support;
·    Round-trip travel from Fellow’s home city to the U.S. and domestic U.S. travel as required by the program;
·     A six-week academic and leadership institute;
·     Concluding Summit in Washington, DC;
·     Accident and sickness benefit plan;
·     Housing and meals during the program;
·     An optional six-week Professional Development Experience (for up to 100 Fellows).