Global Deaf Connection is an international Deaf education, non-governmental organization that is increasing social, economic and educational opportunities for Deaf people in the world's poorest nations. Based on the premise that education leads to opportunity, Global Deaf Connection (GDC) was created to improve equal access to education and employment. This is being accomplished through providing relevant academic and vocational instruction to the Deaf community taught by qualified Deaf and hearing teachers. GDC's target indicators for success are the numbers of Deaf teachers in Deaf education, increased enrollments of Deaf students at all levels of education, and the number of Deaf professionals in the world.
Our strategy is twofold: To increase the ratio of deaf teachers to deaf children in developing countries and to educate and train their hearing teachers in the methods of deaf education and sign language.