Asmaa James, an award-winning Sierra Leonean broadcast journalist and 2016 YALI fellow, congratulates the 11 selected participants of the 2023 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders who will be representing Salone in this year’s program. She welcomes them to the prestigious “Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)” program and expresses her excitement at seeing some already exceptional leaders in this cohort.
Asmaa James encourages these young leaders to make their mark and reminds them that they have the potential to achieve great things. She is proud of them and wishes them all the best in their journey towards becoming successful leaders.
She also takes the opportunity to express her gratitude to the United States for providing this program and to the U.S. Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone, for their support. As a proud 2016 fellow, she understands the impact that YALI can have on young African leaders and is grateful for the opportunity it provides.
Overall, Asmaa James’ post is a message of encouragement, support, and gratitude. It highlights the importance of programs like YALI in nurturing young African leaders and empowering them to make a positive impact in their communities.