In Mattea Cumoletti’s third Friday Feature podcast, she interviews Alice, an inspirational French woman who works as a long-term legal advisor at the Greek Forum of Refugees. In this brief but brilliant conversation, Alice reminds us that “we could all one day become refugees.”
Amy Gillespie, working with GDPU in Gulu, Uganda, explains the importance of sign language for hearing impaired students. Only about 2% of the deaf community in this area are able to graduate because there is no system in place to help them learn. Because there are very few teachers who are able to teach in basic sign language, many students who are hearing impaired struggle to learn and often drop out of school. Another issue is that learning sign language takes time and money, as well as dedication for both deaf students and interpreters. GDPU tries to help the hearing impaired learn skills so that they can work and integrate into their community, but something needs to be done early on to provide disabled students a quality education. There is no quick fix, but if you would like to support Amy’s cause, you can donate to her global giving page: www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/…s-in-uganda-1/
Lauren Purnell, a 2016 Peace Fellow with AP interviews Meera, a facilitator of one of 70 “child-friendly” rooms run by CONCERN – Nepal. They discuss Meera’s personal hardships that led her to become the wonderful facilitator she is, and the difficult working conditions that many Nepalese children are forced into.
Amy Gillespie, a 2016 Peace Fellow with the AP describes her experience working in Gulu, Uganda with GDPU. In her first podcast she explains the educational challenges faced by students with disabilities who are misunderstood by their teachers and bullied by their peers.
Mattea Cumoletti records her second Friday Feature podcast interviewing Eirini Iliopoulou, one of the Greek Forum of Refugees’ Community Workers in Eleona’s Camp.
Mattea Cumoletti records her first podcast interview with Elena Lusso, one of the people who is an advocate for refugees and asylum seekers in Athens.
Mattea Cumoletti, a 2016 Peace Fellow, shares all her favorite things about Athens in song! Mattea is working with the Greek Forum of Refugees this summer and before she shares their story, she is sharing her own.
Morgan Moses, a 2016 Peace Fellow, is interviewed by Ash Kosiewicz to discuss her hopes and fears for her approaching fellowship. Next week Morgan will be flying to Kathmandu to work with Care Women Nepal (CWN) to work with women suffering from Uterine Prolapse.