The Miss #Africa Washington State Pageant was honored to be invited by Queen Marsha at the MICROSOFT visitor center for a tour. It was such an amazing experience for the me as Miss Kenya finalist to be part of such an eye opening visit I was exposed to a world where I learnt the benefits of starting small and building up.
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Thank you Queen Marsha for the great opportunity.
BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, you’ll find stories of work that is improving lives, from Seattle to South Africa. This visit for me was the most inspirational, the fact that the founders started simply with a dream and now they are changing and impacting lives in different parts of the world was an encouragement for my vision and mission for my cause -fighting Domestic Abuse in Kenya. At the visitors center the foundation used various ways to show the impact they have had on the people they have saved, they used pictures, voices as well as rotating program of short videos offering a deeper perspective on their work.
MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWSHIP CLOSING CEREMONY
It was a great honor to be part of the closing ceremony for the 2015-2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship cohort. I traveled to Portland Oregon to be present and grace the closing ceremony before the delegates returned to their various African countries to continue their work and research in their various fields. They were selected for the one-year training because they were already community leaders in their countries trying to bring positive chance in their communities, after the closing ceremony they were returning back to their home country to use all the knowledge and experience they have gathered from being part of the fellowship to help them serve their communities better.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, begun in 2014, is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. In 2017, the Fellowship will provide up to 1,000 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. college or university with support for professional development after they return home. Each Mandela Washington Fellow takes part in a six-week academic and leadership Institute at a U.S. college or university in one of three tracks: Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership, or Public Management.