The Spring 2017 cohort of ADA International Fellows encompasses inclusive education advocates who work for schools, NGOs, DPOs, independent consulting, and their national governments. Fellows in this cohort come from Brazil, Kenya, and Tanzania.
Describing herself as a “servant leader,” or someone who leads from behind the scenes, Jackline is a Project Officer and Communication Officer for Women Challenged to Challenge, a Kenyan NGO dedicated to female empowerment.
Renata is the executive director of the Instituto Autismo & Vida, where she engages local stakeholders in advocacy and advises Brazilian public institutions on inclusion of people with disabilities in education and other services.
Goodluck works at the nonprofit organization Childreach Tanzania, serving as a Program Officer for projects that involve advocacy for Deaf individuals and communities.
Raphael works as a tutor at the Rungemba Community Development Training Institute, providing training and consultation as well as conducting research benefiting students, communities, and the institute at large.
Faith is a Team Leader at the nonprofit organization Dexterity Inc., which focuses on Deaf youth programming, civic engagement and inclusion.
Maria is the executive director of The Action Foundation, an NGO that promotes inclusion of people with disabilities through community-based rehabilitation, advocacy, and art.
Elizabeth works as a program officer for Sense International, a prominent international NGO dedicated to promoting the rights of Deaf-Blind individuals.