Our Executive Director honored with “Woman Leading Change Pathfinder Award”
On March 8, for WorldDenver’s International Women’s Day event, Dr. Neena Jain was honored with the “Woman Leading Change Pathfinder Award!”
In her remarks, Dr. Jain credited the entire emBOLDen Team, supporters like you, and the emBOLDen Movement.
“We are pushing boundaries, forging new paths, overcoming obstacles, breaking through ceilings,
rebuilding from adversity, and, most of all, creating a new paradigm
that is about ‘we,’ not about ‘me.’” – Dr. Neena Jain, in her acceptance remarks.
New partnership: Women Who Grow
We are excited to announce a new partnership with Women Who Grow!
This nonprofit organization provides job skills and farming training to women and children war survivors in Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda.
eA’s work will be with the US-based entity that supports local staff and operations in those countries.
Our collaboration will create financial tracking systems and a leadership strategy toward the future of standing more independently and sustainably.
Partnership update: Uhambo
Two months ago, we told you about our new partnership with Uhambo. Today, we are excited to tell you that our partnership is rolling forward!
We are working with the Uhambo team to improve the skills of caregivers of persons with disabilities in impoverished areas in South Africa.
Having been graciously awarded a Posner Collaboration Grant to complete this project, our partnership is well on its way.
We have completed our survey amongst the Posner Network about Disability Inclusion and are currently analyzing the results.
The survey results will inform a training on inclusion and awareness of vulnerable and disabled community members in program design and implementation.
This training will be held at the Posner Center in May.
The intersection of poverty and disability has rarely been addressed to the extent we are working on with Uhambo. As such, we are thrilled about this partnership!
New Course in Global Health & Human Rights at University of Denver
Several eA Team Members have helped to create and will deliver a new course on “Global Health & Human Rights” at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies.
At our core, eA is about human rights. We believe every person deserves and has a right to life with health, dignity, and an opportunity for fulfillment.
Several of eA’s friends will lend their expertise as Guest Speakers, including representatives from
Willoughby & Associates, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Uhambo, and Harm Reduction Action Center.
Read about our Guiding Principles here.
APTA workshop feedback remarkable!
Last month, we told you about the workshop we presented to 70+ physical therapists at the 2017 American Physical Therapy Association Meeting, entitled “PT’s Role in Humanitarian Crises.”
The feedback we received has been remarkable, and we wanted to share it with you – the emBOLDen Movement!
“I am a DPT from Austin, and out of all the incredible talks I attended, yours excited me the most! Thank you so much, I hope you come back next year!”
“This was my favorite session of #APTACSM!! Thank you so much for coming and sharing!”
“Great start to learning about PT’s role in humanitarian assistance.”
Additionally, the workshop was created and delivered mostly pro-bono. Please consider supporting our work with a donation!
Put it on your calendar!
- May 23: Illegal Pete’s on Colfax will donate 50% of all proceeds to our global impact. Learn more here.