crowdfunding on RocketHub to support innovative public service projects that address Africa’s toughest challenges. Their crowdfunding campaigns launched on November 17 and will end on December 31, 2014.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Bringing 500 young African leaders to the United States for six week academic and leadership programs, the Fellowship embodies the President’s commitment to invest in the future of Africa. The first class of Mandela Washington Fellows arrived in June 2014 to study business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, or public management at a U.S. campus, followed by a Presidential Summit in Washington, D.C.
Mandela Washington Fellow alumni participating in this crowdfunding campaign will seek alternative funding and investment options beyond the U.S. government to maximize their projects’ potential to tell their stories, build the capacity of their organizations, engage local communities, and develop sustainable solutions through RocketHub’s crowdfunding platform, a space where large numbers of people can donate small amounts of money to projects that are promoted online.
The full list of projects can be found here. The campaign ends on December 31, 2014.