2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders named
The United States Embassy in The Gambia has identified and chosen seven young Gambians for this year’s Mandela Washington Fellowship.
The seven young leaders are Kemo Bojang, Ndey Fatou Jabang, Ebrima Sonko, Binta Badjie, Modou Lamin Fatty, Sainabou Barra Cham, and Lamin Jafuneh. According to a press release from the American Embassy, they were selected from over 330 Gambians who applied for this year’s Fellowship.
They are among 700 young leaders from across Africa who went through a rigorous application process for this year’s program.
The press release said that these young people represent The Gambia’s diverse society and were all chosen for their community service, leadership, and contributions to the country’s progress through various platforms.
The press release revealed that the Fellows will leave The Gambia next month for a six-week program at universities throughout the United States.