John Steies (Uganda)


John Steies

John Steies (Gulu Disabled Persons Union – GDPU): John received his Bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Minnesota State University. At the time of his fellowship John was pursuing a Master’s of Public Policy degree at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs where he also served as president of the student group Dialogues in International Security and Peace (DISP). After his fellowship, John wrote: "I can’t speak enough about the power of people from different backgrounds, and those thousands and thousands of miles away from one another, coming together to collaborate on such a wonderful and worthwhile cause."



14 Aug

A Successful End to the Handicap-Accessible Toilet Facility Saga

Wednesday marked the end of a long process and a small victory for people with

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Posted Aug 14, 2013

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13 Aug

Conclusion of the IDS Program

As noted in earlier blogs, the Inclusive Disability Sports (IDS) program was something I was

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Posted Aug 13, 2013

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31 Jul

Retracing Steps to Nwoya

  In my attempts to learn more about the GDPU after I accepted my fellowship,

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Posted Jul 31, 2013

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22 Jul

Telling Their Story: Ojok Simon

This weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting a bee farm just outside of town,

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Posted Jul 22, 2013

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03 Jul

Inclusive Disability Sports @ GDPU

This past weekend marked the beginning of a GDPU program that I have been particularly

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Posted Jul 03, 2013

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29 Jun

A Work (Still) In Progress: Handicap Accessible Toilet Facility

Last summer, the GDPU along with the 2012 Peace Fellow Dane, undertook the ambitious task

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Posted Jun 29, 2013

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24 Jun

Successful Saturday at Pece Stadium

  This past weekend, Concordia Volunteer Abroad Program (CVAP) which is a student volunteer organization based

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Posted Jun 24, 2013

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19 Jun

Telling Their Story: Okello Charles

Last week at the GDPU offices I met an inspiring young man named Okello Charles.

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Posted Jun 19, 2013

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12 Jun

A ‘Straight Talk’ with people with disabilities

  Yesterday was a pretty remarkable day here at the GDPU. Our facility hosted a

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Posted Jun 12, 2013

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06 Jun

Week 1 @ GDPU

Greetings! This post marks my first from the offices of the GDPU here in Gulu,

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Posted Jun 06, 2013

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28 May

Expectations Video Blog (Vlog)

My video blog regarding expectations for this summers fellowship: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPD85r11C1Y

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Posted May 28, 2013

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