Breznévia Mascarenhas | YALI 2017 Impact Story

“There are lots of organizations, a lot of people, a lot of countries dealing with the same issues, and we can maximize and capitalize this so that we can succeed in our individual organizations.” –
Breznévia Mascarenhas

Breznévia works as a Community Relations Manager for a coal mine project at Minas […]

Fernanda Lobato – YALI Impact Story

Fernanda Lobato is a YALI 2015 Fellow from Mozambique. Through her website, Olho Do Cidadão (The Eye of the Citizen), Fernanda works to present all Mozambicans with opportunities to be engaged citizens.

Majo Joseph – YALI Impact Story

September 15, 2014 | Majo Joseph | 2014 Washington Fellow

Majo Joseph, a 2014 Washington Fellow from Chimoio, Mozambique, shares his experience with the 2014 YALI program here at the Presidential Precinct.

Majo Joseph: YALI 2014 Reflection

July 15, 2014 | Majo Joseph | 2014 Washington Fellow


Learning about American history at Ashlawn–Highland and Monticello made me reflect on many issues which I may have been blind to. We visited the home of the two ex-presidents of America who were among the founding fathers of the nation. At these […]

Majo Joseph: YALI 2014 Reflection

July 14, 2014 | Majo Joseph | 2014 Washington Fellow

Coming to the USA to participate in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) has given me the opportunity to learn from others how best to contribute to the accomplishment of my own organization’s mission. The Youth Parliament of Mozambique aims to promote […]

Majo Joseph: YALI 2014 Reflection

July 11, 2014 | Majo Joseph | 2014 Washington Fellow

My name is Majo Joseph. I was born on January 23, 1985 in the district of Manica in Mozambique. I come from a poor Christian family and I’m the oldest in our family of 2 girls and 3 boys. I trained in […]