19 Malawians headed to US to participate in Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

United States  Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer has announced that 19 Malawian young leaders will participate in the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in the United States.

Malawi’s contingent in this year’s program has increased from 16 participants in 2016 to 19 Fellows in 2017.

Malawi’s contingent in this year’s program has increased from 16 participants in 2016 to 19 Fellows in 2017.

The 19 which are mainly youth leaders from across the country will represent Malawi at this year’s six-week leadership development program to be held at university campuses in the United States.

According to a statement emailed to Nyasa Times, US ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer disclosed that the cohort will be in the states from this month up to next month.

Palmer adds that the group will hone their skills as they represent a bright future for the country.

“These 19 young leaders represent the very bright future ahead for Malawi.  I am so pleased these young leaders have chosen to hone their professional skills in the United States of America.”

YALI was launched in 2010 by former US President Barack Obama with the aim of investing in the next generation of Africa leaders by empowering them with knowledge and skills.

Since the Mandela Washington Fellowship began in 2014, 33 young Malawian leaders previously participated in the program.

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5 thoughts on “19 Malawians headed to US to participate in Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders”

  1. YALI Supporter says:

    Congratulations to these inspiring Young Leaders all the best with your 6 weeks and for some of you 10 weeks stay in the USA.

  2. Independent Mwenecho... says:

    In Malawi when u r 30 or 40 u r still young and still live under the parent’s roof..KKKKKKK

  3. Reporter says:

    Mayina awo ndi zomwe achinyamatawa akupanga, tidzadziwa akabwerako ku ulendowu. Zikomo.

  4. Bakha-Bakha says:

    Scrutinize the group: it is 90 t0 100% children/relations of the ruling elite…..not ordinary Malawians

  5. thunguwire says:

    But i Cant see young people in this photo, akulu akulu okha okha, achinyamata tilibe ?

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