The digital campaign implemented by Kekalove Adaptive with support from American Councils for International Education has ended. During a 12-week period, Kekalove Adaptive team constantly curated online content in Azerbaijani to educate the public on disability-realted issues, raise awaraness about very important topics, increase the visibility of disabled people in Azerbaijani media and use storytelling as a way to engage audiences. The following stories were published: Disa
First of the 12-week digital campaign organized by Kekalove Adaptive to raise awareness about disability-related topics in Azerbaijan concluded last week. 3 outputs were created during the process. In total, first week reached around 80,000 Azerbaijani citizens and got over 3,400 engagement. You can find the contents of the campaign down below. Support for this project was provided in part by the Projects for All Program, which is funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultu
Baku / Washington, DC - 22 Feb 2021 With support from American Councils for International Education within the frameworks of “Projects for All” program, Kekalove Adaptive will be launching an online campaign to fight ableism and support disability education in Azerbaijan. The online campaign is planned to last for 3 months and will cover a diverse range of topics on disability education, from fighting ableism to covering personal narratives, and aims to educate 100 thousand A
Mahammad Kekalov spoke about adaptive fashion to Akinchi.org, a local media initiative to bring out the best ideas in the society. He talked about many problems of persons with disabilities in Azerbaijan, among which clothing is one of the top struggles. Mahammad Kekalov gave a detailed expalantion of adaptive fashion methodology and how he implements it at Keklaove Adaptive. You can check out his video interview with English subtitles below.
KEKALOVE Adaptive Fashion CEO Mahammad Kekalov received a letter from Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne at a seated reception at British Ambassador’s residence to celebrate Azerbaijani success at the British Council Creative Spark competition 2020. Mahammad was able to facetime with Baroness and receive her regards in person. Earlier this summer Mahammad Kekalov entered the Creative Spark Competition with a one-minute pitch video about Kekalove Adaptive Fashion and was award
A student of Azerbaijan State University of Economics (UNEC) has become a world champion in “Creative Spark” competition held by the British Council with the support of the United Kingdom. In an online competition which was scheduled to take place in London but held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a third-year student of Business Administration of UNEC Business School of Economics Mahammad Kekalov’s business idea “Kekalove adaptive fashion” became an international
A student of Azerbaijan State University of Economics (UNEC) has become the national champion in “Creative Spark” competition held by the British Council with the support of the United Kingdom. In the online competition, the business idea titled “Kekalove adaptive fashion” of Mahammad Kekalov a third-year student of International School of Economics at UNEC, majoring in “Business Administration”, won both the Country Champion and “Social Impact” categories. The purpose of
I personally believe there are two reasons for us to dress up. First, it’s a biological need, we need to stay warm and comfortable. And second, it’s a cultural protocol, we need to look good and fashionable and attractive to others. Unfortunately, for disabled people, the fashion industry can’t provide for either of these needs. But don’t worry! With this guide you’re about to read, I’m going to give you a solution for all of your adaptive clothing needs. If you’re a wheelcha
Mahammad Kekalov gave an interview to FLEX Alumni Magazine "The Bradley Herald" about his fashion brand and adaptive fashion business. He touched upon many interesting things about Kekalove Adaptive Fashion - his inspiration to do this work, his motivations, challenges, and how the alumni community could support him. From Keka with Love: An Interview with FLEX Alumnus Mahammad Kekalov '18 Alumni Coordinator Shabnam Valiyeva ‘15 (Barda, Azerbaijan/ Swansea, IL) interviewed FLE
Kekalove was a part of an exhibition called "Peripheral Exhibition" within the frameworks of ARTIM Flux Program. The exhibition lasted from 18 Oct 2019 to 29 Nov 2019 and was a collection of contemporary art that discovered the marginalized sides of our life and lifestyle. YARAT Contemporary Art Space is pleased to announce the group exhibition “Peripheral Expansion” with works by Aydan Ismayilova, “Calembour” Collective, Javid Gurbanov, Emin Mathers, Luciana Ohira & Sergio B
Kekalove collective participated in pitching competition organized by Barama Incubation and Entrepreneurship Center in April 2019. Mahammadali Rzayev and Turan Jabbarli presented the idea to the jury and won the competition. Kekalove team earned access to Barama facilities as well as 6-month mentorship for winning the competition. 5 other competitors in different technology areas also won the competition with Kekalove collective. Read the press release here (in Azerbaijani).