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Mill Neck International offers a collection of stories made by people around the world. Explore an array of International Development topics such as Deaf people pushed for change in their country, how Deaf people succeeded in their business, volunteering experiences, Lessons Learned!

Screenshot from a video on the Deaf Feminist movement in Argentina

Deaf Feminist Movement of Argentina

MOSFA, @Moviemiento de Sordas Feministas Argentina, a Deaf Feminist collective from Argentina pushes the understanding of feminism to include people of all genders and ablilities in their fight against oprressive systems.

st john celebration

Have you ever assumed wrong? I did…

I looked at the seven statues of St. John on the shelf and asked them all for help. I had made it clear earlier that this money was theirs to spend as they wanted, so I had to shut up and be disappointed seeing them buy paper goods that would be used once and tossed away…for what?

Screenshot from a video of Maria Luiz (Malu) from Chile signing to the camera.

Malu from Chile

Malu, who has taught Chilean Sign Language to Deaf children, describes her experience in the first leadership school for Deaf women in Chile.

gifts

Don’t give “Nana Gifts”

Lesson learned? Ask people want they want and need. Imagine how excited your home community will be knowing that they are collecting goods which will be appreciated and used to make a real difference in people’s lives. Don’t send “Nana gifts.” Ask first.