Onward and Upward: Disability Rights Advocate Dag Wakene

Original interview conducted by the Stellenbosch University Alumni Office for publication in their Winter 2016 edition of ‘e-Matieland’

Disability rights advocate, educator and lifelong student: Meet alumnus, Dagnachew ‘Dag’ Wakene (33), who for the past nine years, and longer, has been working tirelessly combatting the serious socio-economic prejudice and myriad […]

Precinct Fellow Hosts Stakeholders’ Conference on Public Sector Reforms in Malawi

Youth and Society (YAS) in partnership with the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP – Diocese of Mzuzu), and Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) on May 26, 2016 hosted a stakeholders dialogue on Public Sector Reform Program under implementation by the Government of Malawi. Charles Kajoloweka, […]

Charles Kajoloweka on Ethics

2015 Presidential Precinct Mandela Washington Fellow Charles Kajoloweka talks on leadership, ethics, and the importance of fighting civic corruption.

Success Story from Sierra Leone: Precinct YALI Fellow Promotes Human Rights, Judicial Accountability, and Good Governance

By Heidi G. Fronton | African Development Stories

Aruna Kallon was born in southeastern Sierra Leone in 1985 to modest and loving parents, Theresa Hawa Kallon and Maada John Aruna Kallon. The fourth of six children, he grew up in Kenema, Sierra Leone’s third largest city, where his father lived for most of […]

Liberian Observer: Matthew Fred, 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow, Joint Recipient of $46,000 U.S. Gov’t Grant

By Joaquin Sendolo for the Liberian Daily Observer
Some beneficiaries of the Mandela Washington Fellowship (the Young African Leaders Initiative) have received US$46,000 grant from the US Embassy in Monrovia to help them implement projects they are currently undertaking.

The grant signing ceremony took place at the US Embassy on June […]

Precinct Fellow Spotlight: Jacob Ouma

2014 Mandela Washington Fellow Jacob “Jobby” Ouma reflects on ways that the Presidential Precinct has empowered him in his work back home in Kenya.

As a Presidential Precinct Mandela Washington Fellow, what’s changed for you?

Edda Zekarias, Presidential Precinct Mandela Washington Fellow (YALI)
Engaging with over 200 bright youth of Dire Dawa and Harar, two vibrant cities located in the north-eastern fringe of Ethiopia has got be one of the most uplifting experiences as my journey begins in 2015.
March 21 and 23, I joined Helawie Sewnet and Saba […]

Precinct Fellow Spotlight: Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye

2014 Mandela Washington Fellow Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye reflects on ways that the Presidential Precinct has empowered her in her work back home in Nigeria.

Precinct Fellow Spotlight: Warren Johannes

2014 Mandela Washington Fellow Warren Johannes reflects on ways that the Presidential Precinct has empowered him in his work back home in South Africa.

Pan African Leadership Incubator Launches Youth Leadership Training and Mentorship Workshops

The Pan African Leadership Incubator (PALI) was conceptualized by young leaders from different African countries who participated in the 2014 Mandela Washington Fellowship at the Presidential Precinct.