On October 15, Kinshasa mission’s PAO Yolonda Kerney led a MOOC camp graduation. About 110 young professionals graduated and more than 80 percents of them awarded certificates for successful completion of the YALI learn “understood elections and civic responsibility”. In a country where holding fair and timely elections is the biggest challenge, making youth understand their role, rights and duties
On September 26, 2016, Mandela-Washington Fellowship alumni began a mentoring program with teenagers at Lycée Shaumba High School. The Embassy alumni coordinator matched YALI alumni with four teenagers who have been selected for the next Pan-African Youth Leadership Program for the first mentoring session. The mentoring is scheduled to continue for at least one year.
The 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders application is now open! Don’t miss your chance to have access to a six-week training course at a top U.S. university in one of three different tracks: Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership or Public Management.
Special Envoy on the Great Lakes Tom Perriello held an open discussion with Mandela-Washington Fellowship alumni at Embassy Kinshasa on September 14, 2016. SEGL Perriello gave frank, detailed answers on questions about political tensions during the elections lead-up in the DRC, the US government position on the political dialogue, the challenges for democracy in the Great Lakes region, and the