Disability Empowerment Skills Exchange (DESE) is an inclusive volunteering project that connects skilled Australians who have demonstrated experience of disability with partners in Asia and the Pacific. DESE is an initiative of the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program.
The AVID program is currently recruiting two new groups of DESE volunteers for assignments in Fiji and Laos. Successful applicants will share knowledge and develop leadership skills for disability empowerment. The DESE teams will deploy in late June 2017.
In 2016, Scope Global deployed the first group of DESE volunteers, which comprised five women leaders who are deaf, blind or have a vision impairment.
New DESE assignments are now open for application. Please see below for further details on how to apply.