How do you make a difference in this world? That question was on Hunter Zhao’s mind when he first stepped foot on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2014, as a first generation college student.
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.
Exchange alumnus Nazeem Mohammad Fadiir Junggee from Mauritius has transformed the old saying, “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.”
Jelena Grigorjeva has taken spelling bees to a new level in Lithuania, using the event to promote inclusion and mutual understanding between different cultures, and to increase student learning motivation and collaboration.
Nguyen Minh Chau may be 3 feet 11 inches tall but she is a powerhouse for advocacy in disability rights in Vietnam and across the globe, promoting inclusion and empowering persons with disabilities.
Sefora Marcelle Kodjo-Kouassi has an impressive career: president of a non-profit, researcher, and spokesperson. She hasn’t just built a career for herself though; her life’s work is all about bringing other women up with her.
Alumna of the Month
Krish Caballero, a 2017 YLAI (Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative) alumna from Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, leads by example. She is a powerful influence both in her home community and abroad, inspiring thousands of youth to become change agents.