Mill Neck International Partners with Centum Foundation of India
Mill Neck International (MNI) has been asked to partner with Centum Foundation of New Delhi, India—the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Centum Learning, an independent, non-governmental international organization that facilitates vocational training and skilling initiatives of women, youth and children.
Centum Foundation has launched Centum-GRO to train Deaf youth in India—in collaboration with US-based Global Reach Out (GRO) a non-profit organization run by Deaf individuals, which has already imparted leadership skills and entrepreneurial training to over 1,000 deaf youth across India, Kenya, Guatemala, Honduras, and Thailand.
Sarah Houge, MNI’s Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, has been invited to lead a Centum-GRO retreat titled “Enhancing and Strengthening Interpreting Skills,” for sign language interpreters in India who have had two or more years of experience. During the retreat, participants will enjoy a variety of workshops relating to code of ethics, variation of Indian Sign Language around the country, team interpreting strategies, working with a Deaf interpreter, and more.
Centum-GRO will also assist Houge with data collection in the Delhi area about the Deaf Education system, Deaf organizations and connect her with different groups of stakeholders for future MNI collaboration.