Kansas State University is proud to announce that it has been selected as an Institute Partner for the 2020 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning in mid-June, K-State will host 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging Civic Engagement leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the U.S. Government’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Since 2014, nearly 4,400 young leaders from every country in Sub-Saharan Africa have participated in the Fellowship. The Fellows, between the ages of 25 and 35, are accomplished leaders and have established records of promoting innovation and positive impact in their communities and countries.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX. Kansas State University is a sub-grantee of IREX and is implementing a U.S. – based Leadership Institute as part of the Fellowship. For more information about the Fellowship, please visits www.mandelawashingtonfellowship.org. At the conclusion of their Leadership Institutes, these exceptional young leaders will convene in Washington, D.C., for the eighth annual Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit, where they will take part in networking and panel discussions with each other and with U.S. leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and working closely with its implementing partner, IREX, host institutions will offer leadership programs that will challenge, motivate, and empower these inspiring young leaders from Africa.
Some highlights of the K-State program will include site visits to Harvesters Food Distributor, Hope, Faith Ministries, and Operation Breakthrough. Fellows will also serve the community, working alongside the Special Olympics, the City of Manhattan, and in Kansas City with Hope Faith Ministries, and Harvesters Food Distributor. You can meet the Fellows at networking events that will be announced in April and May, and through contacting the Staley School of Leadership Studies.
For additional information about the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders at Kansas State University, please contact Trisha Gott, associate director and assistant professor for the Staley School of Leadership Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX. Kansas State University is a sub-grantee of IREX and is implementing a U.S.-based Leadership Institute as a part of the Fellowship. For more information about the Mandela Washington Fellowship, please visit the Fellowship’s website at www.mandelawashingtonfellowship.org.