Jacqueline Mkindi

CEO, Tanzania Horticultural Association

Tanzania

As CEO of the Tanzania Horticultural Association, 2012 YALI Alumna Jacqueline Mkindi works to help increase farmers’ incomes, improve food security, boost nutrition, and to grow agricultural industry to create thousands of new pre- and post-harvest jobs.

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Patricia Nzolantima explains to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry how she provided microfinance assistance to women so they could start medical supply stores like the one he toured in Kinshasa on May 3, 2014.

Founder and Editor, International Working Lady Mag

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Alumna Patricia Nzolantima returned home after her exchange and started a micro finance program to help local entrepreneurs start medical supply stores.

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Mundia Paul Hakoola meets U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House

Secretary General and Co-founder,Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) in Zambia

Zambia

2010 YALI alumnus Mundia Paul Hakoola currently serves as the Secretary General and a Co-founder of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) in Zambia. This initiative is inspired by the YALI program and seeks to provide leadership opportunities to young Zambians.

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Grace Chirenje in action

Founder and Director, Zimbabwe Young Women's Network for Peace building (ZYWNP)

Zimbabwe

Through her organization, Zimbabwe Young Women's Network for Peace Building (ZYWNP), 2011 YALI Alumna Grace Chirenje helped mobilize 500 young women through community dialogues to register to vote in 2013 elections.

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Photo of YES participant

Graphic Designer

Yemen

When Reham Al-Eryani applied to the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program she was motivated by a desire to experience American culture first-hand.

Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study

Dr. Vijay

Professor, IIT-Delhi

India

Dr. Chariar has developed a low cost waterless toilet—a massively innovative solution to India’s massive sanitation problem.

Fulbright Program Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program