PFP-IDE Alum Gamariel Mboya: Engaging PWD to Fight Coronavirus


As the world fights the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), persons with disabilities remain especially vulnerable. In an article for Tanzania’s The Guardian newspaper, PFP-IDE alumnus Gamariel Mboya explains how precautionary measures encouraged by public health officials can be more difficult for persons with disabilities to follow. He also shares insights on what more governments, communities … Continue reading PFP-IDE Alum Gamariel Mboya: Engaging PWD to Fight Coronavirus

PFP-IDE Fellow Joel Kawanguzi in Illinois


My name is Joel Kawanguzi, and I was a visiting PFP-IDE Fellow from Uganda. I was hosted at the University of Illinois Chicago Institute on Disability and Human Development (UIC IDHD), where I was under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Gould and Dr. Tamar Heller. Thanks to my hosts Dr. Gould, Dr. Heller and Kaitlin Stober (and Dr. Heller’s family) for helping … Continue reading PFP-IDE Fellow Joel Kawanguzi in Illinois

PFP-IDE Fellow Archy Gomba at the Center for Disabilities and Development, Iowa City


I am Archy Gomba, the AUCD international fellow at the Center for Disabilities and Development, Iowa’s UCEDD in Iowa City, Iowa. Life in Iowa is incredible, and I am super excited to be here! I began my first week at the Iowa Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD), with a welcome reception and orientation. I … Continue reading PFP-IDE Fellow Archy Gomba at the Center for Disabilities and Development, Iowa City

PFP-IDE Fellow Allan Kabaale at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center


In this week’s PFP-IDE blog, Allan Kabaale from Uganda reflects on his experience as a Professional Fellow in Oklahoma so far. 1. What notable cultural experiences did you have over the past week, and in what ways have they impacted you? I come from Uganda, where we mainly eat warm natural foods like bananas, cassava, … Continue reading PFP-IDE Fellow Allan Kabaale at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

PFP-IDE Fellow Elizabeth Mang’eni in Vermont: Life’s Not So Bad on the Other Side


I have always had a fear of the unknown, especially when I thought about why I should stay in my hometown and not even leave my country.  I know it’s because of the reliable relationship in the community that allowed me independence. I knew everyone at the shopping center where I got most of my … Continue reading PFP-IDE Fellow Elizabeth Mang’eni in Vermont: Life’s Not So Bad on the Other Side