Rebecca Raney was a 2007 summer intern for the International Orthodox Christian Charities. Among other things, she
was a contributing member of the focus groups which drafted the first ever National Strategy for persons living with disabilities. The Strategy will likely be adopted into law next year. This is a crucial step for those living with disabilities to be able to protect and defend their rights and to develop including opening up access to public offices, education and employment opportunities. This initiative will also help Montenegro in its bid to join the European Union.
For the rest of the story on this substantial summer internship, see http://www.iocc.org/getinvolved_internrebecca.aspx
For more on IOCC’s efforts in Montenegro for people with disabilities, click on International Orthodox Christian Charities
And for more from Rebecca Raney (a heavy-duty reflection on “poverty, international development, justice, social activism, and the church’s role in making the whole gospel known in the world”) plus her picture, click on: Paradise, Texas – The Acton InstituteSee also SACLA Volunteers and go the “click here” to meet some of the volunteers. Rebecca is the second one listed.
reprinted, with amendments and additions, from October 2007