Africa

Disability Collaboration in Nigeria Starts Empower Partnerships Project

Disability Collaboration in Nigeria Starts Empower Partnerships Project 3

When Suzanne Hurwitz traveled to Lagos, Nigeria, she became the first of many disability leaders traveling internationally as part of MIUSA’s Empower Partnerships program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Suzanne, who represents Initiative for Women with Disabilities at New York University Medical Center (IWD), is working with two Nigeria-based NGOs to collaborate on [...]

Reflections of Ghana

Reflections of Ghana 0

Tomorrow will mark the two-month anniversary of my return from a summer spent in Ghana. Sometimes I still get flashbacks so vivid it’s like I’m walking the dusty streets of Accra again. I spent six weeks in Ghana as part of a program through the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism. From Monday to Friday, [...]

Accessibility Assumptions

Accessibility Assumptions 0

For six weeks this summer, I’ll be interning at a media organization in Accra, Ghana. By night I will share a house with fourteen fellow students from the University of Oregon. By day I will likely travel solo to and from work in a densely populated African city. This will also be my first time [...]

Book Review: Status of African Students with Disabilities

Book Review: Status of African Students with Disabilities 0

“Deaf Zambians do not need to live with restricted dreams and depend on only odd jobs,” Frances Phiri writes in his story, “In Search of a Different Career Path: My Education in the United States.” His words ring true in light of a recently released book “Higher Education in Africa: Equity, Access, Opportunity,” published by [...]