Leading From Where You Are

Chola   M.

Alumni Story
Chilenje Community Center
It’s hard to sum up all of Chola Mutoni’s work and impact since completing her Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF), but since her return to Zambia, she has been involved in a multitude of outreach projects, empowering women and young girls through workshops and public talks.
Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders United States (Texas)
YALI Alum Bags Success with a Green Attitude

Nazeem Mohammad   F.

Alumni Story
Exchange alumnus Nazeem Mohammad Fadiir Junggee from Mauritius has transformed the old saying, “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.”
Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders United States (New Hampshire)
Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumnus Tackles Energy Challenges in Zambia

Kakoma   M.

Alumni Story
Kakoma believes that the most important investment we can make is in the education of children. Through them, change can be established and sustained for generations to come.
Professional Fellows Program United States (Colorado)
Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders United States (New York)
Murrow Alumnus Challenges Prison and Hospital Conditions through Film

Seth   K.

Alumni Story
Edward Murrow Fellowship for Journalists (October-November 2015)
“Be confident and touch on issues which others are afraid to.” Seth Kwame Boateng couldn’t shake Secretary of State John Kerry’s advice to his cohort of Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists in the United States. Inspired to bring his microphone to the people of Ghana, he uses film to give a voice to the voiceless.
IWOC Alumna Promotes Human Rights and Fights Prison Torture

Oinikhol   B.

Alumni Story
Human Rights Activist
Oynihol Bobonazarova is a pioneer of the human rights movement in Tajikistan and one of the country’s most well-known female human rights activists. Since receiving the International Women of Courage Award in 2014, she continues to fight against torture in prisons and for universal human rights.
International Women of Courage United States (District of Columbia)
Alumna's Courage Continues to Create Change

Fatimata   T.

Alumni Story
Ms. Touré has championed the rights of women and girls in Mali for over two decades.
International Women of Courage United States


Alumnus of the Month

Kisioki M.


These are just a few of the words to describe Kisioki Moitiko, a 2016 alumnus of the Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) for Young African Leaders.

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Sparking impact through entrepreneurship, tech jobs, storytelling, and community building

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is pleased to announce the Fall 2018 Alumni Impact Award winners. These exchange alumni are from different parts of the world, and each has managed to make a lasting impact on their communities after participating in the Professional Development Program. Read on for more about their outstanding achievements!

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