Photo Feature: Peruvian delegates visit UCCS

From L-R: National Paralympics Association of Peru Assistant President, National Paralympic Association of Peru Head of Communications, National Paralympic Association of Peru Paralympic Coach, UCCS professor Scott Kupferman, National Paralympic Association of Peru Professor, Universidad Nacional Pedro Ruiz Gallo Sports Manager, San Miguel District Municipality Chief, Education and Training and Municipality of Chorrillos Coordinator, Franklin Delano Roosevelt School

The Teaching and Learning department in the College of Education recently hosted delegates from Peru through the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), coordinated by the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council. IVLP “supports current and emerging leaders from across the world who travel to the United States to meet with their professional counterparts and visit U.S. public and private sector organizations related to specific themes.” Along with Colorado Springs, the visitors spent time in Washington DC and Indianapolis.

Teaching and Learning professor Scott Kupferman spent time with the delegates and hosted a lecture during their time here, and the group visited the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum. The delegates included the President of the National Paralympics Association of Peru, two gold medal winning Peruvian Paralympians and a research professor from a leading university in Peru.

“The theme for this Peru IVLP visit related to access and inclusion for people with disabilities,” explained Kupferman. “I shared my research on the topic, including the development of innovative assistive technology that facilitates access to sports and recreational opportunities.”

Kupferman will welcome another U.S. State Department group of delegates next month, this time from Poland, to share more about his work.

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