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Introducing AIF Clinton Fellow at Vision-Aid Vizag, Pallavi Deshpande

Pallavi Deshpande is an AIF Clinton Fellow. Her AIF fellowship took her to Vision-Aid’s center at Vizag. During her visit she was able to serve and observe the Vision-Aid’s new scholars’ program that was piloted this year which prepares young men and women from rural areas through a residential, intensive 6-month skills program for workplace readiness.

Her key takeaway in the past few weeks working at Vision-Aid and observing the scholars daily in their learning environment is summed up in her own words, “ it is time we start to invest in a model that in turn invests in ability and skill building to help the visually impaired have their shot in our hyper-competitive job market, not simply create a separate one.. … and to push the envelope when thinking about inclusion and access for the visually impaired”.

Read on at this link for her full blog post
https://aif.org/clearing-the-fence-inclusion-not-just-acco…/

A graduate of Claremont College, Pallavi is one of the twenty-two extraordinary AIF Clinton Fellows of the Class of 2019 that American India Foundation chooses every year through a competitive application process.

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