Sephan Midudi is a Project Coordinator at the Albinism Inclusion Project (ALINC), an advocacy initiative that promotes the social and academic rights of children with disabilities in East Africa. He is responsible for monitoring and evaluating field activities in both Kenya and Tanzania. He is based in Kisumu, Kenya.
Midudi brings both lived experience and professional dedication to his work with the Albinism Inclusion Project, which was created by Human Rights Watch and the Liliane Foundation of the Netherlands. He conducts fieldwork and project evaluation for ALINC in Kagera and Geita Regions in northwest Tanzania. Midudi coordinates with civil society leaders and public officials to promote awareness and inclusion of children with disabilities in school and the community.
Midudi also works for New Light Children Centre Organisation (NELICO), a Tanzanian NGO that combats discrimination against poor and marginalized families, vulnerable children and people with disabilities. Although he is a Kenyan citizen, he conducts the majority of his fieldwork in Tanzania.
Midudi will create a small network of inclusive youth learning groups (IYLGs) that enable individuals with disabilities in rural Kenya to identify job interests and pursue professional development. The groups will help youth with disabilities pinpoint marketable skills they possess determine how to target areas of professional interest with the help of the groups’ job coaches and career mentors. Midudi plans to start his project with a pilot group of 10 youth with disabilities in Isibania Ward, Migori County, Kenya, close to the border with Tanzania.
Children in Tanzania supported by Midudi’s work with NELICO.