El Salvador Alumnus Engaging the Public and Changing Behavior via Social Media

Carlos   P.

Alumni Story
Mission Mosquito Alumnus
El Salvador
In May 2018, a group of health communicators from 19 countries visited the United States for Mission Mosquito, a two-week exchange sponsored by the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES). Read about how Carlos Pineda took what he learned during his exchange back to his home in El Salvador, and how he plans to work towards eliminating mosquito-borne diseases in the country.
Mission Mosquito United States
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)


Alumnus of the Month

Valeriy R.


Valeriy Ryabukha is a dedicated leader and developer of future leaders. In the nearly 20 years since his first international exchange, Valeriy has drawn on his U.S. experience and his ever-growing U.S. network to promote youth leadership and prevent drug abuse, crime, and HIV/AIDS in Ukraine.

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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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