The Disabled Leaders Network brings together exceptional disabled scholars, working together to drive change and maximise impact. Members share their stories, experiences, expertise and vision to support the next generation of disabled scholars.

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We must stop treating the leaders of tomorrow, as the enemies of today.

Wasim was a recipient of the Snowdon Scholarship in 2022 and shares below his ambitions and commitment to justice. “My name is Wasim and I recently graduated with an LLB Honours Law Degree. I am now starting the Bar Practice Course with Master’s in Law with the University of Law Birmingham. I am an aspiring…

Access to education and the cause for change; my personal experience in Uganda:

“The challenges faced by people with disabilities to access education in Uganda in particular, and the world over are very significant and alarming.” Naava Hairat (pictured left) is from Uganda and joined the Disabled Leaders Network after previously applying for a Snowdon Scholarship. In this blog, Naava writes about her journey to access education in…

We are not the Other; We are Universal: Disability, Culture and Society

Kyle Lewis Jordan is a 2020 Snowdon Scholar and member of the Disabled Leaders Network. He is currently completing his thesis – focusing on the role and significance of disabled people in early court societies in Egypt – for his studies of the Archaeology and Heritage of Egypt and the Middle East at University College…

Blog posts are written by network members and guests, and represent the views and opinion of the author.

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