PFP-IDE Alumnus Gamariel Mboya Becomes Mentor to Obama Foundation Africa Leaders


“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

Interview with Maria Omare: Spring 2017 Fellow & Alumni Impact Award Winner


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

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

Alumni Engagement Announcement


The Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment (PFP-IDE) is excited to announce the launch of an expanded alumni engagement initiative.  Through increased funding by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the PFP-IDE program is developing a comprehensive initiative to engage both foreign fellow alumni and US host alumni in … Continue reading Alumni Engagement Announcement