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


  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 Fund

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

ADA Program Case Studies Highlight Past Fellows’ Inclusive Education Projects


The ADA International Fellowship Program ran for two cohorts (Spring and Fall of 2017) prior to the conception of the Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment. This fellowship program honored Senators Robert Dole’s and Thomas Harkin’s work in disability rights, education, and inclusion through sponsorship of fellows from Kenya, Tanzania, Brazil, and Peru in … Continue reading ADA Program Case Studies Highlight Past Fellows’ Inclusive Education Projects