Are you passionate about advancing disability rights? Are you a YES alumnus that would like to play an essential role in developing toolkits and other resources that can be used to promote and strengthen the inclusiveness of the YES program? If so, then apply to the YES Inclusivity Workshop!
YES program is looking for 15 solutions-oriented YES alumni, who have a demonstrated track record of working with persons with disabilities and a passion for developing resources to increase the inclusivity of the YES program to attend this exciting event in Accra, Ghana from October 10 to October 15, 2019. You must be available to attend the entire event (Oct 10 - Oct 15). Attendees are expected to arrive in Accra, Ghana by noon on October 10 and depart after 2pm on October 15. Priority will be given to YES alumni with disabilities, but alumni without disabilities are also invited to apply. All applicants must be able to show an outstanding background in working with persons with disabilities.
The goals of the Inclusivity Workshop are twofold; 1) gather passionate alumni for a solutions-oriented and working format style workshop to develop resources and ideas to advance YES program inclusivity efforts and 2) attend skill-building sessions to strengthen advocacy, teamwork, and leadership skills while networking with YES alumni from other countries with similar passions and experience. Participants can expect to work collaboratively to create deliverables, such as customizable toolkits, to make the YES program more inclusive in recruitment, re-entry into home country, and alumni activities for YES alumni with disabilities. Participants can also expect to leave the workshop with stronger skills and YES alumni networks to advocate for and raise awareness of disability rights, laws, and resources in their communities.
Interested and qualified alumni can apply by filling out the attached application and submitting it to in-country YES staff by the application deadline of July 29. Please contact your country coordinator with any questions.