Rumbidzai Dube: Reflections on Zimbabwe

By: Rumbidzai Dube, 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow. Photo courtesy of Terry Mutsvanga, 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow.

Robert Gabriel Mugabe!

I grew up listening to his speeches in international fora and from these speeches my love for international law and international affairs bloomed.

I learnt the value of being assertive; as a […]

November 27th, 2017|News, Other|0 Comments

Tupperware and The Presidential Precinct Convene Leaders for Gender Parity in Education November 13-17 at the University of Virginia

October 18, 2017 (Orlando, FL and Charlottesville, VA) – Tupperware Brands Corporation (Tupperware) will sponsor and co-host The Presidential Precinct’s Global Leadership Forum: Promoting Gender Equality in Education, to convene leaders from around the world who are working to ensure that women and girls have equal access to education. […]

October 13th, 2017|News, Other|0 Comments

Global Founders | Episode 05: A Partnership of Purpose (Mandela Washington Fellows)




Presidential Precinct to host Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative for second time this fall

Charlottesville, VA- The Presidential Precinct is pleased to announce that it will host participants from the U.S. Department of State’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program in October 2017. As part of the program, ten young business and social entrepreneurs from ten countries in Latin […]

August 25th, 2017|Other|0 Comments

Precinct Fellow awarded Amnesty International film prize

Presidential Precinct’s 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow, Temitope Kalejaiye is an Amnesty International award-winning broadcast journalist and children’s rights advocate. Her documentary “Almajiri is Begging” (2015) explores the unpromising fate of young children in northern Nigeria sent away to Koranic schools and forced into begging.

On June 30, the documentary […]

August 6th, 2017|Other|0 Comments

From Strangers to Friends

By Christiana Kallon

Editor’s Note: Christiana Kallon was a Summer Program Fellow for the Presidential Precinct while YALI 2017 Fellows were in Virginia. She not only had the opportunity to work with the Fellows, but also got to live with them throughout the six-week Fellowship. The views and opinions expressed […]

August 6th, 2017|Other|0 Comments

Strong Men, or Strong Institutions: Leadership Thoughts from Mandela Day

By Dzikamai Bere, 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow, Zimbabwe

“My country is rich in minerals and gems that lie beneath its soil but I have always known that its greatest wealth is its people, finer and truer than the purest diamonds.”

These words by Nelson Mandela occupied my thoughts on this year’s […]

July 23rd, 2017|Other|0 Comments

It is not easy to sing alone: Lessons from the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship

By: Dzikamai Bere, 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow, Zimbabwe

The Power of Place
The question I keep asking young leaders from Africa is: What is Africa’s greatest challenge?

Monday, June 19 marked the official kick off the Mandela Washington Fellowship at the Presidential Precinct in Charlottesville, Virginia. It is a very personal […]

June 22nd, 2017|Other|0 Comments

African leaders headed to Virginia to discuss democracy, rule of law, and peace-building at area’s top institutions


Charlottesville, VA – The African continent represents six of the ten fastest growing economies in the world. Its youth population, already over 200 million, is predicted to grow by 42% before the year 2030, leaving many to look towards Africa’s youth as leaders not only within their continent, […]

June 10th, 2017|Other|0 Comments

Precinct alumnus awarded prize for supporting transparency and accountability across Africa

Just about a year ago, Terry Mutsvanga arrived in Charlottesville as a Mandela Washington Fellow. He came with a pervading passion for human rights and the restoring of transparency in governments. Now, in addition to producing and screening his own documentaries, Terry has joined together with other Mandela Washington […]

May 30th, 2017|Other|0 Comments