This photo was taken by eA’s Executive Director while she was working in Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya.
Happy New Year and Full Speed Ahead!
Because of YOUR support, we are off and running in 2017. Here’s a sample of what your support is creating:
- We are in new discussions with seven community-based organizations based around the globe (from the US to Liberia and from South Sudan to Burundi) to help them maximize resources and better achieve their visions. These organizations are all community-driven and community-led, doing critical work in areas of vulnerability, crisis and poverty. Thanks to YOU, we are able to do more here in the US and worldwide.
- Our ED has created and is delivering an innovative workshop at the American Physical Therapy Association national meeting on The PT’s Role in Humanitarian Crises. This interactive training is the only one of its kind for Physical Therapists nationally. See our Events Section below for more information.
Exciting new collaboration on disability in South Africa
We are honored to have been awarded a Posner Collaboration Grant to support our new partnership with Uhambo. Uhambo transforms lives and makes opportunities accessible to people with physical disabilities in rural and underdeveloped parts of Africa. Their work directly impacts people with disabilities who are vulnerable and, often times, forgotten. Uhambo’s vision is to reduce inequalities and barriers to participation for children with all disabilities.
The Posner Center for International Development’s International Collaboration Fund (ICF) supports innovative projects that foster partnerships between Colorado-based international development organizations working to combat global poverty. These grants support partners to build capacity, explore new directions, fuel action, and improve the knowledge base and impact of the Posner Center Network.
emBOLDen Alliances and Uhambo are working together to increase the caregiving skills of individuals working in underdeveloped environments, with a primary focus on South Africa, in emergency situations that involve children or adults with a disability. The need for such training has been prioritized as critical based on observations by Uhambo in South Africa of situations where children with disabilities are neglected or caused more harm in emergencies. Given decades of disability care, advocacy and training experience in Southern African countries, Uhambo is uniquely qualified to sustainably provide this. In addition, emBOLDen Alliances has decades of hands-on experience with vulnerable populations, and direct relevant experience in creating and evaluating Train-the-Trainer (T3) programs (including First Aid) that result in ownership by the partner organizations. Both UH and eA foster and create holistic, community-based approaches.
As part of our partnership, we will be surveying Posner Center Members and Tenants about disability awareness and inclusive programming as well as providing training on these issues to the Posner Network.
Meet our newest Team Members
Welcome Natasha Volny, our MPH Intern, and Danny Brown, our Communications & Media Intern.
We are proud to have them onboard.
Upcoming Events Not to Miss
- Feb 18: Presenting 2-hour workshop on “PT’s Role In Humanitarian Crises.” American Physical Therapy Association 2017 Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. Learn more.
- Feb 23: Panelist with Harm Reduction Action Center on vulnerable populations, drug use, global health, and international development.
- Mar 8: emBOLDen Alliances has been selected as WorldDenver’s International Women’s Day Nonprofit Honoree.
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