Edgar Gweshe of Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition says the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship has opened his eyes to the importance of community mobilization and volunteerism as ways to bring position change. Gweshe tells VOA's Mike Hove youth have a critical role to play in the political process.
2019 Mandela Washington Fellow, Samantha Sibanda, says her time in the U.S. has inspired her to start a mentorship program in Zimbabwe to uplift the lives of girls and boys. Sibanda, a disability rights advocate, tells VOA's Mike Hove that she "can't afford to be mediocre" after all she's learnt.
Fellows of the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship from around the continent of Africa, shared their experience about the six-week U.S. sponsored program. Seven hundred 700 African youth participated in the program, now in its 5th year. The program was started by former President Barrack Obama.
Tonight on The Connection, host Mike Hove will be speaking with Zimbabweans taking part in the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship about their educational experience and how they intend to utilize their acquired knowledge in Zimbabwe.Join us @8pm:FB: VOA Studio 7; voazimbabwe.com, TEXT: 202-465-0318.
Mike Hove of VOA's youth show, The Connection, speaks with Dzikamai Francis Bere, a 2017 YALI alumnus & Programs Coordinator at the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, and Neal Piper, Executive Director of Presidential Precinct. Piper explains why they recognized Bere with the 2019 Young Leader Award.
Tonight on the Connection, host Mike Hove speaks with Mandela Washington Fellowship graduates - the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative or YALI, to find out more about the program and how they have benefited. Join us @8pm: FB: VOA Studio 7; voazimbabwe.com, TXT: 202-465-0318.