Mandela Washington Fellowship YALI
Kelvin Mutize is a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative participant representing Zimbabwe reflects on his first week in the United States.
Makoni, Nyanhi and Dodo said from experiencing the city, to meeting progressive African Americans and linking with their fellow Africans on the program, the first few weeks have been beyond measure.
The Mandela Washington fellowship, launched by U.S President Barack Obama in 2010 under the banner Young African Leaders Initiative.
Mutize is the co-founder of TV Yangu an online video platform and volunteer for Champions of Life a psychosocial support system for families living with HIV/AIDS.
The outstanding leaders will travel to the U.S. this June with over 470 other young African leaders for a six-week program at prestigious U.S. universities.
His organization, Jibikila Dance Trust, founded in 2007 promotes popular youth culture for engagement and development.
He believes that the organizations Continuing Legal Education program will translate to the upholding of rule of law with can equate to economic prosperity for Zimbabwe and social justice and access to justice for members of the public.
Nyamande is one of the 30 Mandela Washington Fellows from Zimbabwe who are currently in various universities.
Abanyafrika bagera kuri 500 barangije muri porogaramu yitwa YALI yatangijwe na perezida wa Leta zunze ubumwe z’Amerika Barack Obama umwaka ushize. Umunyarwanda Marcel Mutisndashyaka ni umwe mu mfura za porogaramu YALI.