Meet One of MWF2019 Chol Duang, SSBC-TV Reporter, Assistant Editor & News Anchor

As part of giving back to community Chol has been involved in community mobilizing initiatives to encourage local youth to take up teaching in village schools.

He will spend the six weeks at Bridgewater State University (Massachusetts), taking sessions in Public Management. All the best Mr. Duang!

What is the Mandela Washington Fellowship?

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, begun in 2014, is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. In 2019, the Fellowship will provide 700 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. college or university with support for professional development after they return home.

The Fellows, who are between the ages of 25 and 35, have established records of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive impact in their organizations, institutions, communities, and countries. In 2018, Fellows represented a diverse group of leaders from 48 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. Twenty-five Fellows identified as having a disability, and 51 percent of Fellows were women.