Empower Us News
We are very pleased to share that Empower Us has a new self-advocate fellow. This year our fellow is Jaime from Peru. Jaime is a self-advocate and works with Inclusion International member SPSD from Peru. Jaime follows in the footsteps of our fellow from last year, Jayne from the organisation KAIH in Kenya.
I am Shashi Babu Paudel. I am 39, and I live in Kathmandu, Nepal. I got an opportunity to take part in the Empower Us self-advocacy training on 26 and 27th of March 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The training was organised by PFPID Nepal and Inclusion International. The Empower Us training was led by self-advocates from New Zealand, Kenya and Malawi and was for self-advocates.
My name is Soufiane, I live in Belgium.
I am a self-advocate and work as part of the Empower Us Action Team.
I also work at Inclusion Europe as the easy-to-read editor.
Easy-to-read is information that is written in a clear and easy to understand way.
Many people with an intellectual disability as well as other groups of people find it useful.
In May I attended the 17th World Congress in Birmingham and met hundreds of self-advocates from all over the world. It was an amazing experience!
As part of Inclusion international's #LearnInspireLead World Congress, Empower Us led a series of workshops on self-advocacy.
In March, 2018 in Nepal in partnership with Inclusion International member PFPID we held a two day Empower Us training event for self-advocates and supporters.
The training was led by self-advocates leaders Mark from Malawi, Jayne from Kenya and David from New Zealand. There were 25 self-advocates from 5 countries across the region.
My name is Jayne Akinyi. I am from Kenya.
I am an intern for Empower Us.
Empower Us is Inclusion International’s self-advocacy initiative. In November 21st & 22nd, 2017 Empower Us ran Self-Advocacy Training in Togo. It was a two-day training about self-advocacy and support.