Results are Tagged with "Disability Inclusion"

Fulbright Foreign Student Alumna Introduces First Seeing-Eye Dog to Mongolia

As a student in Mongolia, Uyanga Erdenbold did not have the same opportunity to read books as her fellow students did until she reached college.

Turkmenistan Participant Connects with Disabilities Organizations

In his home country of Turkmenistan, Ibragim Nurjanov has been a tireless advocate for the well-being of people with disabilities, both as a sports trainer and as a participant in the Democracy Commission. As such, he was a natural candidate for an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on the topic of “Promoting Disability Rights.”

The Strength of Inclusion: Wheelchair Basketball

Turkey wheelchair basketball participants.

8 wheelchair basketball athletes and 4 coaches from Turkey participated in an exchange focused on inclusion and equality for persons with disabilities

Lending a Helping Hand to Those in Need

Shubham’s most memorable experiences was spending time with students with special needs at Waterloo Junior High School.

Building a Future Through Technology

Sura Mubarak is a true TechGirl—developing a robotics project to help people with hand disabilities control a computer and starting a volunteering organization. Sura knew that in order to pursue her love of robotics, a trip to the United States was in her future.

A Year of Highlights for High School Students with Disabilities

This academic year (2012-2013), 30 FLEX, YES and A-SMYLE students with disabilities traveled thousands of miles from home to learn, grow, and contribute to their American host communities.

First Sports Envoys with Disabilities Travel to China to Advance Disability Rights and Inclusion

Addressing the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities in China has emerged as a significant foreign policy issue in the twenty-first century. Dr. Becky Clark and Dr. Woodson- Smith made a historical trip serving as the first ever disabled sports envoys to travel on behalf of the State Department to Guangzhou, China.

Empowered to Live Life to the Fullest

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) stands as an advocate for the universal rights of all persons around the world. ECA’s EMPOWER Programs, a series of four separate two-way international exchanges, aim to put disability rights at the heart of our nation’s public diplomacy efforts.