Angela Kohama

Angela Kohama

Age: 24
Home Town: Portland, OR
Education: B.A., University of Oregon. Major: International Development focusing on South Asia, departmental honors. Minors: Special Education, Religious Studies.
Specific Field Interests: Inclusive development practices, Inclusive Education, People with Disabilities and Human Rights, Development in South Asia.
Placement: Shaishav (Bhavnagar, Gujarat)
Area of Focus: Education

Highlights: Angela’s passion for South Asia began as an undergraduate at the University of Oregon, studying International Development with a focus on inclusion of marginalized populations, specifically people with disabilities, in education and development projects. As an undergraduate, she traveled to rural Maharashtra to do Monitoring and Evaluation for an organization working with children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. She then worked at a school for children with multiple disabilities. Upon completing her undergraduate, she returned to India as a Critical Language Scholar from the U.S. Department of State, spending the summer soaking up Hindi in Jaipur. In addition to her time spent in India, Angela has worked with nonprofits and NGOs in the United States. This includes the development department at HIV Alliance, the International Development and Disability team at Mobility International U.S.A., as well as the Humanitarian Response team at Mercy Corps’ Global Headquarters. She also has worked in elementary school classrooms with children with disabilities and in independent living centers. Angela has traveled across South and Southeast Asia, parts of Europe, and aspires to one day work for an Internationally-based Disabled People’s Organization focusing on inclusion of people with disabilities in development projects.Supported by American Express

Posts by Angela Kohama

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A Tale of Two-Tier Cities Posted in 2013-14, Clinton Fellowship Blog

Intro: Angela Kohama, AIF Fellowship Class of 2013-14, writes about her experience living in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, and offers incoming Fellows personal insights and advice for succeeding and getting the most…

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The Gunda Undar Posted in 2013-14, Clinton Fellowship Blog

  Nilam, the project manager for Shaishav’s children’s collective, strolls confidently to the front of the room. As a young woman, age 32, who lives in Bhavnagar’s largest slum, she…

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Mother’s Rights Posted in 2013-14, Clinton Fellowship Blog

Let’s take a step back in time, to September 2013. In Bhavnagar, India, the ground was still slightly damp from a late monsoon season. I rode sidesaddle on Alpesh’s motorbike,…

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Christmas in a slum Posted in 2013-14, Clinton Fellowship Blog

T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, several creatures were stirring; yes, even a mouse. The stockings weren’t hung by the chimney with care, because all knew…

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Bhavnagar by Bicycle Posted in 2013-14, Clinton Fellowship Blog

I have procured a bicycle. Actually, the NGO that I work for, Shaishav, had a spare one in their storage space. Three tire repairs and one seat adjustment later, I…