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More than a dozen American alumni of U.S. government-sponsored international exchange programs greeted a group of visitors from the Middle East and North Africa on the last stop of their International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
Lizeth Martínez returned to Mexico after her IVLP exchange to found Derechos Humanos Integrales en Acción, a nonprofit that fights for LGBT rights through legal advocacy.
As CEO of the Tanzania Horticultural Association, 2012 YALI Alumna Jacqueline Mkindi works to help increase farmers’ incomes, improve food security, boost nutrition, and to grow agricultural industry to create thousands of new pre- and post-harvest jobs.
Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Alumna Patricia Nzolantima returned home after her exchange and started a micro finance program to help local entrepreneurs start medical supply stores.
2010 YALI alumnus Mundia Paul Hakoola currently serves as the Secretary General and a Co-founder of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) in Zambia. This initiative is inspired by the YALI program and seeks to provide leadership opportunities to young Zambians.
Through her organization, Zimbabwe Young Women's Network for Peace Building (ZYWNP), 2011 YALI Alumna Grace Chirenje helped mobilize 500 young women through community dialogues to register to vote in 2013 elections.
Samagan Aitymbetov returned to Kyrgyzstan after his 2010 Fulbright program to become the director of the Development of Central Asian News Service Public Foundation, which promotes digital journalism in Central Asia.
An Estonian composer and journalist, IVLP Alumna Anne Erm has worked as a music programs producer at National Radio Broadcasting since the 1970s, and has contributed to radio music programs since the late 1960s.
Upon his return to Zimbabwe, IVLP exchange alumnus Plot Mhako collaborated with U.S. Embassy Harare on Step Up 2 HIV, a program that uses popular culture to raise awareness among youth about HIV prevention and reproductive health.
Aaron, now a junior at the University of Alabama, speaks movingly of his experience and the profound impact the program continues to have on his personal and professional growth.