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Mandela Washington Fellows: Week Five Reflection

Last week marked week five for the Mandela Washington Fellows who came to the city of Manhattan, Kansas for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), hosted by the Staley School of Leadership at Kansas State University. This remarkable group of young African leaders are here for a six-week Civic Leadership Institute. Throughout the course of the institute, the Staley School will facilitate opportunities for cultural exchange and leadership development to advance the work of each Fellow by growing their capacity to lead change upon return to their home countries.

The Fellows at Nonprofit Connect in Kansas City

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Mandela Washington Fellows: Week Four Reflection

Unbelievable, yet it has been four weeks since an amazing group of Mandela Washington Fellows arrived in the city of Manhattan, Kansas for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), hosted by the Staley School of Leadership at Kansas State University. This remarkable group of young African leaders are here for a six-week Civic Leadership Institute. Throughout the course of the Institute, the Staley School will facilitate opportunities for cultural exchange and leadership development to advance the work of each Fellow by growing their capacity to lead change upon return to their home countries.

The Mandela Fellows do the “Wildcat” hand sign with Ed O’Malley and staff from the Kansas Leadership Center.

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Mandela Washington Fellows: Week Three Reflection

Three weeks down, three more to go for the 2017 Mandela Fellows. The Fellows continue to learn and explore the city of Manhattan and the state of Kansas. The Mandela Fellows are on a educational journey for a six-week Civic Leadership Institute at Kansas State University. Throughout the course of the Institute, the Staley School will facilitate opportunities for cultural exchange and leadership development to advance the work of each Fellow by growing their capacity to lead change upon return to their home countries.

The Fellows visited the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home. Abilene, Kansas. Source: Diksha Beeharry, Mandela Fellow from Mauritius.

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Mandela Washington Fellows: Week Two Reflection

The map of Africa decorates the Staley School, handcrafted for Africulture by fellow Manoa Rakotoarison, from Madagascar.

Two weeks ago, a group of Mandela Washington Fellows arrived in the city of Manhattan, Kansas for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), hosted by the Staley School of Leadership at Kansas State University. Continue reading “Mandela Washington Fellows: Week Two Reflection”

Mandela Washington Fellows: Week One Reflection

Last week, a group of Mandela Washington Fellows arrived in the city of Manhattan, Kansas for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), hosted by the Staley School of Leadership at Kansas State University. This remarkable group of young African leaders are here for a six-week Civic Leadership Institute. Throughout the course of the institute, the Staley School will facilitate opportunities for cultural exchange and leadership development to advance the work of each Fellow by growing their capacity to lead change upon return to their home countries. Continue reading “Mandela Washington Fellows: Week One Reflection”

Introducing the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows

Mandela Washington Fellowship
For the second consecutive summer, from June 16 to July 30, the Staley School of Leadership Studies will host a group of 25 bright and emerging young civic leaders from Sub-Sahara Africa for a six-week Civic Leadership Institute. Throughout the course of the institute, the Staley School will facilitate opportunities for cultural exchange and leadership development to advance the work of each Fellow by growing their capacity to lead change upon return to their home countries.

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Mandela Washington Fellows: 2016 Civic Leadership Institute

In the summer of 2016, the Staley School of Leadership Studies hosted 27 Mandela Washington Fellows for a Civic Leadership Institute. The Mandela Fellowship is part of the Young African Leaders Initiative, established by the Obama Administration to help develop the next generation of leaders in Africa. Each Mandela Washington Fellow is a leader in their home community, recognized for their positive contributions to innovation and change across the continent of Africa. During their time at K-State, the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellows engaged in a diverse array of leadership development and cultural exchange activities to grow their capacity to make change upon their return home.

Photo from the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellows Graduation in July. It features all 27 fellows and the program staff for the Staley School's Civic Leadership Institute.
Photo from the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellows’ Graduation in July. It features all 27 fellows and the program staff for the Staley School’s Civic Leadership Institute.

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