Rebecca Scherpelz (Uganda)


Rebecca Scherpelz (Uganda)

Rebecca Scherpelz (Gulu Disabled Persons Union – GDPU): Rebecca is from Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated in 2008 from Butler University with an undergraduate degree in International Studies and Anthropology/History. During her studies Rebecca led service trips to Uganda, where she lived and volunteered in Gulu and Kampala. Prior to her AP fellowship Rebecca spent over two years working with Best Buddies, an international non-profit that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. After her fellowship Rebecca wrote: “I think I found what I want to do long-term. I’d like to go into a long-term career of recipient-donor relations, empowering recipients to speak up for what they need the most... It really made me think about what we give, from dollars to second-hand things, and how recipient organizations deserve the very best…not just leftovers.”



27 Sep

Speak. Encourage. Move. Curb. Understand. RESPECT.

Though I’ve been back in the US for almost two weeks, I’ve been having trouble

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Posted Sep 27, 2011

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08 Sep

The (in)accessible toilet: when nature calls and society hangs up

The toilet. The latrine. The bathroom. The washroom. The WC. The commode. The john. No

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Posted Sep 08, 2011

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07 Sep

Twero Pa Lugoro: The Disability Rights Music Video

Call MTV. Get Ryan Seacrest on this. Is Casey Kasem still in the business? However

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Posted Sep 07, 2011

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29 Aug

Band-Aids for headaches: Putting the “Do” in Donation

As a disclaimer to the following, I’d like to start by saying that this is

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Posted Aug 29, 2011

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21 Aug

Tip-off at GDPU

Whizzing by in the shiny new athletic wheelchairs, you might have thought these children had

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Posted Aug 21, 2011

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04 Aug

Discrimination’s Veil

The beast of “discrimination” takes many forms. Sometimes it is a blatant and vehement cry

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Posted Aug 04, 2011

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23 Jul

PWD are immune to HIV/AIDS…?????

It is no secret that there is a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa,

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Posted Jul 23, 2011

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11 Jul

Gulu – A Day in the Life

Sunrise to sunset, a day in the life of a munu in Gulu.

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Posted Jul 11, 2011

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27 Jun

Disability, war, and the social context of PWD

One of my roles with GDPU is to help facilitate weekly “Capacity Building.” Each Friday,

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Posted Jun 27, 2011

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20 Jun

In appreciation of “different”

Apwoyo from Gulu! After one week in Uganda, I’m settling into my role as a

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Posted Jun 20, 2011

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30 May

There are ties between us…

Rebecca’s thoughts, excitement, nerves, and ideas as she prepares to leave for Gulu, Uganda to work with the Gulu Disabled Persons Union.

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Posted May 30, 2011

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23 May

Coming soon…

I look forward to sharing with you! First post from Rebecca and the GDPU coming

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Posted May 23, 2011

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