Finding Meaning on the Other Side of the World

Jennifer Donovan

Alumni Story
Director of News & Media Relations, University Marketing & Communications, Michigan Technical University
United States
After unexpectedly losing her husband of 28 years, Michigan Technical University Director of News & Media Relations Jennifer Donovan found a way to reinvent herself through participation in a Fulbright Specialist Program in communications, opening the door to explore a new part of the world "from the inside."
Fulbright Program East Asia and the PacificThailand
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Feeding Tanzania and Growing the East African Agricultural Sector

Jacqueline Mkindi

Alumni Story
CEO, Tanzania Horticultural Association
Tanzania
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.
Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Western HemisphereUnited States
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Alumna Mentors and Finances Other Women Business Leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Patricia Nzolantima

Alumni Story
Founder and Editor, International Working Lady Mag
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
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.
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In Zambia, Inspired by YALI to Promote Peace and Youth

Mundia Paul Hakoola

Alumni Story
Secretary General and Co-founder,Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) in Zambia
Zambia
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.
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YALI Alumna Encourages Women in Zimbabwe to be Active in Their Communities

Grace Chirenje

Alumni Story
Founder and Director, Zimbabwe Young Women's Network for Peace building (ZYWNP)
Zimbabwe
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.
Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Western HemisphereUnited States
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Access Student Aspires to Be the Change

Walter Morales

Alumni Story
Student
Guatemala
Through the English Access Microscholarship Program, Walter Morales has had the opportunity to study English and U.S. culture in his country for the past two years
English Access Microscholarship Program Western Hemisphere
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Alumnus of the Month

Yuri Kolesnik

Belarus

Yuri Kolesnik innovatively contributes to workforce development and sparks entrepreneurship in Belarus

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