Friday, August 7, 2009

Vietnamese Children

A Seattle-based nonprofit is working to change the lives of deaf children in Vietnam. Paige Stringer founded the Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss after a visit to the Southeast Asian country. The former University of Washington tennis player is now a freelance travel writer with a background in marketing. The foundation plans to provide a month-long training workshop for teachers at a state-sponsored school located in the Binh Duong province where more than 300 children are taught. Global's board is chaired by retired University of Washington Speech and Hearing Sciences professor Fred Minifie.