World Refugee Day: A Journey to Inclusive Employment


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

International Albinism Awareness Day: Still Standing Strong


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

Promoting Transition in Tanzania: Encouraging Internships for Students with Disabilities


In this month’s PFP-IDE alumni blog, U.S. Outbound Fellow Dr. Margo Izzo talks about her partnership with Fall 2018 Professional Fellow Gwaliwa Mashaka at The Ohio State University Nisonger Center and promoting inclusive employment in Tanzania. Hosting a Professional Fellow (PFP-IDE) I was excited to have the opportunity to host Gwaliwa Mashaka, a Fall 2018 … Continue reading Promoting Transition in Tanzania: Encouraging Internships for Students with Disabilities

Maria Omare, Spring 2017 ADA Fellow, Selected as Winner of Alumni Engagement Award


  Maria Omare, alumna of the ADA International Fellowship Program’s Spring 2017 Cohort, has been selected for the prestigious Alumni Impact Award (AIA) by the Professional Fellows Division of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The Alumni Impact Award recognizes exceptional contributions made by Professional Fellows Program (PFP) alumni to their communities and … Continue reading Maria Omare, Spring 2017 ADA Fellow, Selected as Winner of Alumni Engagement Award

Promoting Future Leaders: Brian Malika on Inclusion in the U.S. and Empowering Women with Disabilities in Kenya


Brian Malika is a Fall 2018 PFP-IDE alumnus, journalist and advocate for disability rights, women’s rights, and mental health. In our monthly blog, he reflects on what he learned about empowerment and inclusion in the U.S., and how he is applying that to communities in Kenya. I spent six weeks outside my country Kenya in … Continue reading Promoting Future Leaders: Brian Malika on Inclusion in the U.S. and Empowering Women with Disabilities in Kenya

Lead From Where You Are: Victoria Lihiru on Inclusion for Women with Disabilities in Tanzania


HerAbility Foundation meeting with female students with disabilities at the University of Dar es Salaam. Since returning to Tanzania in June 2018, I have been working to implement my follow-on project on Empowering and Linking Girls with Disabilities with Internship and Employment Opportunities. To do this, I created an initiative called the HerAbility Foundation and … Continue reading Lead From Where You Are: Victoria Lihiru on Inclusion for Women with Disabilities in Tanzania