Amanda Lasik


Amanda Lasik

Amanda Lasik (The Blind Education and Rehabilitation Development Organization- BERDO): Amanda received a bachelor’s degree in International Business from Northern Arizona University. She served as an Americorps VISTA member working on educational programs for immigrants in rural Washington State. Amanda has also volunteered in Central America and worked for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, where she managed legislative advocacy related to health care and disability rights, wellness programs, and Spanish self-help groups. At the time of her fellowship, Amanda was studying international development at the University of California San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. After her fellowship Amanda wrote: “[This] was a great learning experience for my professional development. I gained an invaluable perspective on a new part of the world. I have a much greater understanding of Islam and a culture I was unfamiliar with prior to my fellowship. I also have a new understanding of the challenges of fundraising for small NGOs in developing countries.”



15 Sep

BACK TO SCHOOL

Bangladesh has yet to make it onto most tourist itineraries because of overpopulation, environmental problems,

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Posted Sep 15, 2011

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06 Sep

RURAL BANGLADESH

Most of my fellowship has taken place in Dhaka, a city that can overwhelm you

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Posted Sep 06, 2011

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15 Aug

THE SCHOOL OF HAPPY WORLD

The Independent recently reported an effort by Bangladesh’s government to count and interview beggars in

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Posted Aug 15, 2011

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13 Aug

ACCESSIBILITY CHALLENGES

This blog is dedicated to my friends at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. I have

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Posted Aug 13, 2011

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06 Aug

RAMADAN, RICKSHAWS AND FOOD

With the start of Ramadan, I thought I would take a step back from disability

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Posted Aug 06, 2011

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31 Jul

BERDO’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY

BERDO’s staff worked around the clock to transform a drab basement into a festive room

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Posted Jul 31, 2011

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26 Jul

SHIFTING GEARS

I just returned from Mexico where I was working on an economic development project in

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Posted Jul 26, 2011

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21 Jul

THE HOME OF MICROFINANCE

The University of California, San Diego has a development economist who has worked extensively in

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Posted Jul 21, 2011

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16 Jul

DISABILITY EDUCATION

I have educated people on multiple sclerosis and the needs of persons with disabilities in

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Posted Jul 16, 2011

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08 Jul

MY SUMMER CHALLENGE

2 In the midst of taking in the sights, sounds and smells of Dhaka, I

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Posted Jul 08, 2011

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