Invitation to participate in “The 15th Duskin Leadership Training in Japan; A program for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific (2013)
Posted September 4, 2012on:
Introduction: This program is designed for young persons with disabilities living in Asia and the Pacific who have willingness and potential to become leaders in their communities and work for persons with disabilities. The program offers young individuals an opportunity to learn about welfare policies and services for persons with disabilities in Japan and thereby to obtain knowledge and skills that will support their future activities. It was first implemented in 1993 by The Duskin AINOWA Foundation as a project commemorating the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons (1993 – 2002). Over the past fourteen years, the program has hosted 103 people from all over Asia and the Pacific.
Duration of the program: 10 months (starting in September 2013 and ending in July 2014)
Application deadline: 9th November 2012
No education history and prior work experience are required to apply for this program. However, you must:
1) Be a person with a disability living in Asia and the Pacific,
2) Be between 18 & 25 years old as of November 9, 2012,
3) Be determined to become a future leader in your community and work for persons with disabilities,
4) Be willing to accomplish the 10-month training in Japan and adapt yourself to Japanese lifestyle,
5) Be able to communicate sufficiently in either Japanese (or Japanese sign language) or English (or International Sign Language),
6) Be able to carry out your everyday-life activities without assistance,
7) Have a surety, who is a parent, a sibling of age, or someone who is next of kin, and
8) Agree to participate in the program at your own risk.
Interested individuals please email to: email@example.com