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2014年 5月

2014-05-15 Info

Report on DPI’s project to develop the next generation of leaders with disabilities

Keiichiro Tamaru, DPI-Japan   Recognizing the importance to foster leaders among young people with disabilities, we here at DPI-Japan last year began the Next generation of leaders with disabilities –  Development and Empowerment Project (Empowerment School), with the support of The Kirin Foundation.   We extended invitations mainly to member organizations, resulting in a large number of applicants from all over Japan and a total of twenty-one participants overall. The majority of these members had physical disabilities, but we also had those with incurable illnesses and intellectual disabilities join us (with three being from DPI secretariats).   In the early stages, the members met, discussed, and learned about various topics…

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