This year, Americans celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Let’s take a moment to recognize the impact of USAID’s inclusive education and youth workforce development programs in other parts of the world.
Tag archives for Disability
An Inclusive Society, a Paraguay without Barriers
USAID is committed to building an inclusive society in Paraguay by changing people’s attitudes and promoting innovative approaches to including people with disabilities.
Video: Working for Equality for People with Disabilities in Haiti
The January 2010 earthquake in Haiti increased the challenge of supporting people with disabilities. Not only were there more people with disabilities, many local disabled peoples organizations were severely impacted. Read more>>
Partnering with Russia and Kyrgyzstan to Help Disabled Children
December 8 marked a big “wheels down” party in Bishkek. Three countries—the United States, Kyrgyzstan, and the Russian Federation—provided quality wheelchairs to dozens of disabled children, helping them to be more mobile and independent. The wheelchair project was started by former Kyrgyz President Rosa Otunbayeva at a meeting with the Russian Envoy to the Kyrgyz […]
Building a Better Future for Persons with Disabilities
USAID is commemorating International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which is observed on December 3rd worldwide. According to the UN, persons with disabilities make up an estimated 15 percent of the world’s population. Below is a blog post from Montenegro exemplifying how our agency and partner organizations work to improve the lives of persons with […]
Darfuri Woman Working for USAID Inspires Community
Story submitted by Millennium Relief and Development Services/Partner Aid International When Ikhlas was a young girl in El Fasher, North Darfur, her life took a tragic turn when she contracted polio. The disease has been nearly eradicated worldwide following the advent of safe and effective childhood vaccinations, but in a few pockets of the world, […]