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
The entire PFP-IDE Team is very excited to welcome our Spring 2019 cohort of Professional Fellows! Participants in this cohort were selected from hundreds of applicants and will be traveling to the US from their home countries of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Their fellowship projects span many facets of inclusive employment, but all hold the … Continue reading Introducing the Spring 2019 PFP-IDE Cohort!
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
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
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
Dear USBLN partners and allies, Today the USBLN sponsored report Disabilities and Inclusion has been published by the Center of Talent Innovation. Using rigorous, nationally-representative data, the Center for Talent Innovation’s report has uncovered that employees with disabilities make up an enormous talent pool. The research finds that 30 percent of college-educated employees working full-time … Continue reading Disabilities and Inclusion Global Findings Report