Oscar Alvarado Freer | YLAI Impact Story

February 1st, 2018|

“YLAI was the biggest surprise I’ve ever had in my life. It’s this amazing program that gives you a lot of opportunities and a lot of tools. And it’s so amazing that you can be part of it.”
– Oscar Alvarado Freer | Costa Rica

Oscar Alvarado Freer is the Co-Founder […]

Keisha Rodriguez | YLAI Impact Story

February 1st, 2018|

“Being able to meet so many young people who are doing great things in their countries and being able to interact with so many different cultures and learning about their experiences has just been tremendous … it’s a once in a lifetime experience.”
– Keisha Rodriguez | Belize

Keisha Rodriguez is […]

Samanta Lacayo | YLAI Impact Story

February 1st, 2018|

“We can change mentalities, we can change the world, we can start with our countries. It was great to be inspired that way thanks to the Presidential Precinct.”
– Samanta Lacayo | Nicaragua

Samanta Lacayo Trujillo is the founder of the Centro de Desarrollo Integral para la Vejez, a center where […]

Global Founders | YALI 2017 in the Potter Studio

January 24th, 2018|




Timi Olagunju, Precinct YALI Fellow, enters House of Representatives race in Nigeria

January 23rd, 2018|

EDITORS NOTE: Timi Olagunju came to Charlottesville in June 2015 as a part of the second cohort of Mandela Washington Fellows at the Presidential Precinct. Still a University of Virginia student working as a summer staff member, I remember Timi’s infectious energy from the day of his arrival. He […]

Felipe Neves, Precinct YLAI Fellow, receives award from Brazilian Supreme Federal Court

December 21st, 2017|

On behalf of his organization, Projeto Constituição na Escola, Felipe Neves recently received the Honorable Mentioned Award for its program titled “The Innovare Institute”.

“Orgulho define o que estamos sentindo. Recebemos hoje, no Supremo Tribunal Federal, o prêmio de Menção Honrosa do Instituto Innovare, a premiação mais antiga e mais […]

BBC World Service appoints Precinct Fellow as leader for West African Languages

December 20th, 2017|

The BBC World Service has appointed Rachel Akidi Okwir and Toyosi Ogunseye as heads of language services for East and West Africa respectively. The appointments are part of the BBC World Service’s continuing expansion in Africa.

Rachel Akidi Okwir, Head of East Africa Languages, is based in Nairobi, Kenya […]

Global Founders | Episode 06: Tupperware Brands Corporation

November 28th, 2017|




Rumbidzai Dube: Reflections on Zimbabwe

November 27th, 2017|

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 […]

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

October 13th, 2017|

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. […]