The Ebeye Deaf Education Center (EDEC) in the Marshall Islands was begun in the fall of 2014 by a very motivated Deaf WorldTeach volunteer who identified more than 20 deaf children who had no access to language or formal education.

It started in a small classroom on Ebeye Island with two deaf teachers and two Marshallese teacher aides who were committed to providing a stimulating deaf-friendly environment with individualized attention, working with each student to build a foundation of language, literacy, knowledge and skills.

Over the years, the program has expanded and it continues to transform many shy and abandoned deaf children into confident, outgoing youngsters who are hungry for knowledge.

The EDEC currently consists of a small team of teachers dedicated to providing quality education and much-needed support services to Marshallese deaf and hard of hearing children and their families.