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Chicago Southeast: 4 Visiting Mandela Washington Fellows for Young African Leaders

Join the
Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast 

as we welcome
4 Visiting Mandela Washington Fellows
for Young African Leaders

to the Chicagoland Area
for a
African Diaspora Discussion and Reception
with the South Side Community

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). YALI was launched in 2010 to support young Africans as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. The Mandela Washington Fellowship, which began in 2014, brings young leaders to the United States for academic coursework and leadership training and creates unique opportunities in Africa for Fellows to put new skills to practical use in leading organizations, communities, and countries.

Thursday, August 15th, 2019
6:30 - 9:00 pm
GWB & Associates
1043 E. 95th Street
Chicago, IL 60619

To Register to be a part of this event, click >> HERE <<

We will be joined by 4 dynamic Young African Leaders from 4 different countries:

Asfha Mesfin Abadi (Eritrea): Asfha has over seven years of experience in community development, specifically focusing on youth leadership empowerment. Currently, Mesfin is a country representative for the Africa Youth Union Commission and Africa Youth Development Commission, where he focuses on initiating, promoting, and empowering young leaders in political decision-making. To read more about Asfha, click >> HERE <<.

Janice da Graça (Cabo Verde):Janice has over nine years of experience working to develop communities through volunteer mobilization/management, art education, empowerment, advocacy, and inclusion programming. Currently, she serves as a freelance professional, and as the president of AfriYAN Cape Verde, a youth network focus on promoting sustainable development, education, entrepreneurship, health, and civic participation. To read more about Janice, click >> HERE <<.

Rebecca Kumi (Ghana): 
Rebecca Kumi has been involved in community development work since 2014; working with the poor and excluded in several communities in Ghana. She has previously worked as a programme officer and a project officer at ActionAid Ghana, an international NGO that works to achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication. To read more about Rebecca, click >> HERE <<.

Susan Mbatha (Kenya): 
Susan is a civil engineer and Urban (infrastructure) development professional. I also co-found and run a startup, Sunspot Energy Co., specialized in development of solar PV projects. Susan also is working on an idea to promote economic situation in my home community through support and marketing of local crafts and tourism experiences aimed at American market. To read more about Susan, click >> HERE <<.


If you'd like to join us, please Register by clicking on Our Club banner below
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Thursday, August 15, 2019, 6:30 PM until 9:00 PM
Club Event
Registration is not Required