Five representatives of the Kurdish Human Rights Watch, Inc. (KHRW) visited Gallaudet on January 27 for a campus tour and a meeting with ‘Bunmi Aina, director of the Office of International Programs and Services, to explore possibilities for a partnership with Gallaudet. KHRW is dedicated to social services for internally and internationally displaced Kurdish refugees of Kurdistan, in northern Iraq. The organization, which has seven offices, five in the Unites States and two in Kurdistan, is interested in re-establishing educational programs for deaf and hard of hearing children in that area of the country, which existed before the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Aina discussed the possibility of Gallaudet training KHRW representatives, who could then, in turn, teach others to re-establish schools for deaf people in Iraq, similar to a program underway in Italy. Pictured at the meeting (from left) are: Hoshyar Malo, director of the KHRW office in the Kurdistan city of Erbil; David Tossman, Visitors Center coordinator; Rizqia Nuhman, social services consultant for the Kurdistan regional government; Aina; Shelan Shareef, social service general director for the Kurdistan regional government; Shereen Mutabchi, case manager of the KHRW office in Fairfax, Va.; and Venus Karim, director of the KHRW office in Erbil.