SCHOLARSHIP for Tanzanian Students at University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Posted on 31 January 2009. Filed under: Announcements, Education, Education and Training Opportunities, Fellowships & Scholarships, Inclusion, Opportunities, Sub-Saharan Africa Region | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The University in Edinburgh, Scotland, is offering a scholarship for Tanzanian students for the 2009-2010 academic year. Students need to be enrolled at the Masters level. The application deadline is April 1, 2009.

The Julius Nyerere Master’s Scholarship will cover the full overseas tuition fee, living costs of £10,000, and a return flight from Tanzania to the UK. Details are available at

You can find details of Masters level education courses at
Some examples include a program in deaf education; a program in inclusive and special education; a program in working with learners with visual impairments; a program in working with learners with specific learning difficulties; and many more.

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I learned about this scholarship opportunity via the EENET_Eastern_Africa email discussion group. This mailing list, which focuses on inclusive education in Eastern Africa, can be subscribed to for free.

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NEWS: Radio Program for Blind Listeners Recognized

Posted on 18 February 2008. Filed under: Blind, Media & Journalism, News, South Asian Region | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Announcement from Score Foundation, India

It is with great pleasure that we at Score Foundation share with you the good news that our Radio programme Eyeway, yea hai roshni ka karwan has won the Radio Duniya Award for 2008 in the category “Best Social Responsibility Initiative”. The award comprises a shield and a certificate.

Project Eyeway is a single stop information Help Desk on the eye and blindness. The Eyeway, yea hai roshni ka karwan is a half hour radio show in Hindi broadcast over the 29 stations of the Vivid Bharti network of All India Radio. The programme comprises interviews, profiles read by celebrities, advice on various issues, music and competitions. The programme that was first launched in November 2005 connects the Eyeway Help Desk with our stake holders across the country. At the present moment we receive an average of 35 to 40 calls a week. The callers share with our Help Desk questions and concerns regarding matters like careers, parenting, education, discrimination, human rights violation, legal issues, technology and life in general. Our Help Desk counsels them and connects them with organisations and professionals who have the where with all to help.

The award is a recognition of the relevance and value of our effort and is definitely a great motivation for all of us at Score Foundation to take our work to the next level.

Best regards,


George Abraham
Score Foundation
Y-70, Lower Ground Floor
Hauz Khas
New Delhi 110016
Ph: 91 11 26852581/91 11 26852559
Mob: 91 9810934040
Email: george [at]

Ps. You can also hear the radio programme online at

[Note from We Can Do: it is not clear from their web site if they have transcripts or captions available for deaf people interested in their radio program. Any interested Deaf, deaf, hard of hearing, or hearing impaired individuals should go to their web site and contact them directly to inquire.]

Thank you to George Abraham for circulating this notice about Eyeway’s award.

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CASE STUDIES: Disabled Women Entrepreneurs in Ethiopia

Posted on 26 January 2008. Filed under: Blind, Case Studies, Cognitive Impairments, Cross-Disability, Deaf, Employment, Mobility Impariments, Sub-Saharan Africa Region, Women | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Women with disabilities in Ethiopia and many other countries can face enormous obstacles in becoming economically independent. But some Ethiopian disabled women do become successful entrepreneurs.

A publication from the International Labour Organization (ILO), entitled Doing Business in Addis Ababa: Case Studies of Women Entrepreneurs with Disabilities in Ethiopia, presents 20 stories that describe how women with various disabilities have established their own small businesses in Addis Ababa and the Tigray region in Ethiopia. The women have a range of disabilities including visual impairments, hearing impairments, mobility impairments; and some have had leprosy. Two stories also describe how mothers of children with learning difficulties became entrepreneurs.

All the stories depict both the challenges faced by disabled women in Ethiopia and also the range of possibilities that can be open to them when they have access to the right skills, training, and opportunities. Many of the disabled women entrepreneurs in these case studies are able to use their income to support their families and children.

Read an abstract and download the publication in PDF format at:

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