AFTV5 awarded Certificate of Excellence to 25 Mandela Washington Fellows at the 2015 Austin Networking Event with Mandela Washington Fellows. The Certificate was for their contribution to their community, school and family. In honor of their success as they represent Africa as a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows. Their exemplify excellence in innovation as one of the generations leaders.
Among the Certificate of Excellence was a special plague certificate awarded to The University of Texas At Austin for its support and encouragement to the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship Scholars. AFTV5 recognized them for their strength of partnership and honor the university has committed to Africa.
About Mandela Washington Fellowship
The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, begun in 2014, is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. The Fellowship provides 500 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. higher education institution 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 change in their organizations, institutions, communities, and countries. In 2014, Fellows represented all 49 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Fifty percent of Fellows were women; and for 82 percent of Fellows, it was their first time in the United States.