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The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, begun in 2014, is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking.

Mandela Washington Fellows and Mentees Connected for Social Change

Connect Camps bring together Mandela Washington Fellowship alumni and their mentees to share expertise, learn about human-centered design, test entrepreneurial approaches, and work with low-bandwidth technology for collaboration.

OneBeat, YALI Alumnus "Gets Loud" About Social Justice

OneBeat and Mandela Washington Fellowship alumnus Alain Chirwisa of the DRC makes socially conscious music and art, focusing on social justice and women's issues.

OneBeat, YALI Alumnus "Gets Loud" About Social Justice

OneBeat and Mandela Washington Fellowship alumnus Alain Chirwisa of the DRC makes socially conscious music and art, focusing on social justice and women's issues.

Mandela Washington Fellow Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye Receives 2014 Knight International Journalism Award

Nigerian Mandela Washington Fellow Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye received the award two weeks before she embarked on her fellowship experience in the U.S. with the Young African Leaders Initiative.

Feeding Tanzania and Growing the East African Agricultural Sector

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.

Alumna Mentors and Finances Other Women Business Leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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.

In Zambia, Inspired by YALI to Promote Peace and Youth

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.

YALI Alumna Encourages Women in Zimbabwe to be Active in Their Communities

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.

Dr. Jill Biden Joins TechWomen Mentors and Leaders to Hear Their Mentoring Stories

Dr. Jill Biden, second lady of the United States, believes in the power of mentoring and in the power of the TechWomen program. "I love the idea of women helping other women to succeed and to soar,” she said.

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