2017 Programs

Fellowship #1: Fundraising and storytelling for victims of Agent Orange and their care-givers

Location: Dong Hoi, Quang Binh province, Vietnam

AP’s partner, the Association for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (AEPD) improves the well-being of persons with disabilities, including those who were poisoned by Agent Orange (AO) in the war and their families. AP has raised funds for three families that have been grievously affected by AO, as explained on this page, and thus eased the pressure on caregivers like Mai Thi Loi (photo). You will help AEPD and AP to raise funds for seven new families, and help AEPD to build a program that combines research, advocacy and service-delivery.

Specific Qualifications:

A commitment to disability rights and an interest in using peer support to hasten the recovery of those affected

Experience of storytelling, journalism and photography

An interest in crowd-funding

Research experience, including data collection

Working experience in Vietnam or the region

Vietnamese preferred

Read Ai’s blogs and visit our campaign page for more information


Fellowship #2: Empowering survivors of gender-based violence in Mali

Location: Bamako, Mali 


AP’s partner Sini Sanuman uses training to help survivors of armed sexual violence regain their confidence at two centers in Bamako and Bourem where beneficiaries learn how to produce and sell soap, make clothes and produce embroidered quilts for sale (photo).  Sini Sanuman hopes to open more centers in 2017 and expand the trainings while AP will promote the program and raise funds from the US. Working in Bamako, you will help Sini Sanuman staff to improve their skills (photography, website management, news dissemination, and reporting to donors) as well as produce more quilts. You will also help AP to raise funds for the soap project.  

Specific Qualifications:

A commitment to women’s rights, and an interest in gender-based violence and conflict resolution

Online marketing and promotion experience

Business or business studies experience

Interest in crowdfunding

IT and tech capacity

Working experience in Mali or West Africa

French required

Read Rose’s blogs for more information and watch our soap videos!


Fellowship #3: Taking 51 children from the brick kilns of Nepal and placing them in school

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal


AP’s partner CONCERN rescues children from illegal and abusive work in brick kilns. Since 2015, AP has helped CONCERN to place 51 young brick workers like Buddhi Ram and Manisha (photo) in school and our goal for this year is to make sure that they stay in school. We are also helping CONCERN to develop a long-term program to eliminate child labor from seven large factories, and build partnerships with high schools in the US. You will support all aspects of this exciting program by raising funds, meeting with beneficiaries, updating profiles, visiting schools in the districts of Ramechhap, Bhaktapur and Laltipur and working on the CONCERN website and social media pages. 

Specific Qualifications:

A commitment to the rights of children and an interest in child labor

Experience of fundraising and interest in crowdfunding

Experience of storytelling, journalism, photography

Website and IT capacity

Working experience in Nepal or the region

Nepali language (preferred)

Read Lauren’s blogs  and watch our video from the brick kilns for more information.


Fellowship #4: Screening village women for uterine prolapse and arranging for surgeries

Location: Kathmandu and Dhankuta, Nepal


AP’s partner Care Women Nepal (CWN)screens isolated village women for prolapse and other medical ailments in the eastern district of Dhankuta. AP has raised funds for five CWN health camps which have screened over 5,000 villagers and covered the cost of surgeries for women like Ratna Kumar Shrestha (photo) with extreme third stage prolapse. You will help CWN to organize another health camp this summer, raise funds for the camp and surgeries, and ensure that the CWN program is fully integrated into the local government health system. Finally, you will promote the campaign through the AP and CWN websites, social media, and outreach in the US. 

Specific Qualifications:

A commitment to women’s reproductive health

A background in health or public health – nursing preferred

Experience of storytelling, journalism, photography and video

Research experience, including survey creations and data collection

Working experience in Nepal or the region

Nepali language preferred

Read Morgan’s blogs for more information.


Fellowship #5: Income generation through textiles for wives of the disappeared

Kathmandu, Nepal


AP’s partner, the National Network of Families of the Disappeared (NEFAD), represents over 1,000 families of those who disappeared during the conflict. You will help NEFAD to develop its 2017 program of advocacy, which seeks to strengthen the government commission (CDIEP) and provide reparations for the families. You will also work with wives of the disappeared in Bardiya to produce embroidered squares for quilts (photo), raise funds for their cooperative, and exhibit their embroidery in the US.

Specific Qualifications:

A commitment to transitional justice and women’s empowerment, as well as an interest in the issue of disappearances

Design background – textile work preferred

Experience of storytelling, journalism, photography and video

Website creation and management experience

Working experience in Nepal or the region

Nepali language preferred

Read Megan’s blogs for more information.


Fellowship #6: Helping refugee women from Syria and Iraq to produce and sell textiles and handicrafts

Amman, Jordan


AP’s partner, the Collateral Repair Project (CRP), provides much-needed assistance to Syrian and Iraqi women refugees through the Hope Workshop, a refugee women’s craft collective in Amman. You will help Workshop members to produce embroidery for refugee quilts, and work with AP to exhibit the quilts once they are assembled in the US. This may involve producing content for websites, creating an online catalog, and training Workshop members. You will also help AP to raise funds for this project online. 

Specific Qualifications:

A commitment to refugee protection and the empowerment of refugee women

Design background – textile work preferred

Storytelling experience, journalism, photography

Website and IT capacity

Working experience in Jordan or the region

Arabic required

 

Read Allyson’s blogs for more information.



Fellowship #7: Building an accessible toilet for students with disabilities in northern Uganda

Gulu, Uganda


The Gulu Disabled Persons Union (GDPU) works for disability rights in northern Uganda, which was badly hit by the LRA rebellion. One of GDPU’s goal is to make basic services  more accessible to its stakeholders, and in 2015 AP helped GDPU to install an accessible toilet in the Tochi School for students with disability. Our evaluations have shown that the toilet is well maintained and has encouraged students to remain in school. As a result, we will be installing a second toilet this summer at the Ogul school. You will work with Patrick Ojok, from the GDPU, to install the toilet and hand-washing tanks, and work with the staff and students to promote school hygiene and end bullying. You will also help AP to raise funds for the project and assist GDPU with supporting their website, newsletters and social media accounts. 

Specific Qualifications:

A commitment to disability rights and and interest in Water Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH)

Fundraising experience

Experience of storytelling, journalism, and photography

Research experience including survey creations and data collection

Working experience in Uganda or the region

Read Amy’s blogs for more information.


Fellowship #8: Working with children to resolve conflicts between pastoralists in northern Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya


Children’s Peace Initiative (CPI) resolves conflicts between feuding pastoralists in northern Kenya by building friendships among children on both sides of the conflict and by creating common economic opportunities than benefit the adversaries.  You will help to raise funds and create a strategy to measure the impact of CPI’s new “Heifer for Peace” program. You will also profile the children and families participating in the program, describe the model, post content on the CPI website and a new CPI partner page on the AP site and social media.  

Specific Qualifications:

A commitment to the rights of nomadic and pastoralist peoples, an interest in child rights

Fundraising experience

Experience of storytelling, journalism, and photography

Knowledge or experience of conflict resolution

Experience of and interest in Monitoring and Evaluation

Read Rachel’s blogs for more information.


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