Mandela Washington Fellows introduced to SU Libraries

Last summer, a group of young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa made their way to the Syracuse University campus as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and empowers young leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking across higher education institutions and communities across the United States. For six weeks in July, a group of 25 fellows participated in learning experiences at Syracuse University, coordinated by the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs faculty and staff, including John McPeak, Stuart Bretschneider, and Ronda Garlow.

Michael Pasqualoni, librarian for Communications and Public Affairs, was involved in the program on campus and had an opportunity to interview two fellows, Annie Chipeta from Malawi and Benedict Richard Bekui (Richard) from Ghana on July 24, 2019. As is often the case in situations like these, teaching and learning is reciprocal. Those who worked with the fellows benefited from learning about their culture and experience. 

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