Non-Profit Award


Center for Global Studies Awarded Jaqueline Ngesi Award

The University of Washington Center for Global Studies & Disability Inclusive Development Initiative was recently awarded the Amandla Project’s Jaqueline Ngesi Award. The Amandla Project is a local non-profit organization that promotes leadership development for U.S.-based college students with mobility disabilities through internships in South Africa.

“The Amandla Project aims to increase the representation of disabled students in the pursuit of educational opportunities abroad. Through internships, leadership development experiences and a reflection-based curriculum, Amandla Fellows will return from South Africa as empowered leaders, ready to impact their local communities.”

“In June, Amandla Project Fellow will travel to Cape Town for eight weeks, where they will have opportunities to gain professional mentoring and develop connections in South Africa. Fellows will participate in one-of-kind curated experiences, completing internships, receiving exclusive leadership development experiences guided by titans of South African culture. They will also participate in reflection-based curriculum that will help them to return to their own communities as confident leaders, ready to make positive change in the world.”

The Jaqueline Ngesi Award was presented to Stephen Meyers, PhD, UW Center for Global Studies Director.

Read about the local impact of the Amandla Project at this link.

Learn more about the Amandla Project and find student opportunities at this link.

Watch this general video overview of the project and watch this short interview with a Texas A&M student.