Ashoka Fellow
United States
Fellow Since 2002

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    This description of Kevin Long's work was prepared when Kevin Long was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2002.
    Introduction
    Starting with the education system, Kevin Long is utilizing resources from developed nations to support, mentor, and train teachers in developing countries with teaching methodologies targeted specifically at deaf students. Through the work of his organization, Global Deaf Connection (GDC), these students are encouraged to gain higher education and become trained professionals. They are then linked with deaf education professionals as mentors. Finally, GDC partners with the government to provide deaf professionals with employment opportunities, including those at deaf schools, to alleviate the dependence on outside resources. This sustainable model not only improves the education system but also creates a mechanism for improving economic and social conditions for the deaf community and society as a whole.
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