Gamariel Mboya, Spring 2019 PFP-IDE alumnus, presents new research into why Tanzania’s landmark inclusive employment legislation has not transformed economic opportunities for persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities in Tanzania face many barriers when it comes to equal opportunities for employment. Employment rates are especially low for this group and the majority rely on informal … Continue reading What Do Employers in Tanzania Think About Hiring Persons with Disabilities?
Brian Malika, social worker, counselor, and Fall 2018 PFP-IDE alumnus, offers his perspective on why efforts to resolve chronic education and employment barriers often fail to include persons with disabilities and what steps must be taken immediately to make a difference. In an commentary for the Czech think tank Project Syndicate, Brian lays out an … Continue reading “The Time to Start is Now”: PFP-IDE Alumnus Brian Malika on Good Jobs for Disabled Workers
“The journey to making a difference and solving critical problems in our societies is grounded in having a foundation of good leadership with tools and skills that enable one to make an impact and inspire others to be agents of change” says Gamariel Mboya, Spring 2019 PFP-IDE alumnus from Tanzania. Gamariel was recently selected by … Continue reading PFP-IDE Alumnus Gamariel Mboya Becomes Mentor to Obama Foundation Africa Leaders
Maria Omare, alumna of the Spring 2017 ADA International Fellowship cohort, became the first African woman to win the Professional Fellows Program Alumni Award in May 2019. Maria is the founder and CEO of the Action Foundation, which supports children wtih disabilities and families in Kenya, and has gained acclaim as one of Kenya’s most … Continue reading Interview with Maria Omare: Spring 2017 Fellow & Alumni Impact Award Winner
To commemorate World Refugee Day, PFP-IDE alumnus Stephen Areba shares how applying his Fellowship skills from the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities (KUCDD) helps individuals with disabilities in Dadaab Refugee Camp find a path to inclusive employment. Located in eastern Kenya, Dadaab is the world’s third largest refugee camp and houses more than 200,000 … Continue reading World Refugee Day: A Journey to Inclusive Employment
To celebrate International Albinism Awareness Day on June 13, three PFP-IDE alumni with albinism – Peter Ogik from Uganda, and Gamariel Mboya and Isack Idama from Tanzania, reflect on their personal experiences, how they promote albinism self-advocacy, and why inclusive education and employment are especially important to persons with albinism in Africa. Peter Ogik: Changing … Continue reading International Albinism Awareness Day: Still Standing Strong