• Mahammad Kekalov

Kekalove Adaptive is Starting Partnership with American Councils for International Education

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 Azerbaijani citizens on the problems of persons with disabilities. Mahammad Kekalov, CEO of Kekalove Adaptive mentioned that American Councils in Baku and the general American community of Azerbaijan has always been a valuable partner for our organization and supported our work via different means. Ben Valdez-Hempel, a program associate with American Councils for International Education, is very excited for this project saying, “Fighting Ableism in Azerbaijan is going to help tackle misconceptions about people with disabilities across the country. This digital story telling campaign will give help spread their story and inform their fellow community members on what it is like living with a disability in Azerbaijan. I am excited to see the impact this project makes!”


The program also includes a live event about this special education initiative with participants from both Kekalove Adaptive and American Councils. All stakeholders who wish to make an input on this project are invited to contact Kekalove Adaptive team to share their ideas and feedback.


Support for this project was provided in part by the Projects for All Program, which is funded by the

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State (ECA) and administered by American Councils for International Education. The opinions supported herein are the organizer's own and do not necessarily represent the views of either ECA or American Councils for International Education.



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