U.S. Ambassador to Malawi, Virginia Palmer encouraged those selected to take full advantage of the six-week leadership development program because the young leaders represent the bright future for Malawi.
Edward Monster who is the Public Relations Officer for the U.S Embassy said the decision to invite these young leaders was made in Washington D.C therefore clearing out any doubt of favoritism on their part.
“The young leaders that came from Malawi in this program have been outstanding for the last 3 years so it was very easy for our colleagues in the USA to make the selection. We are very happy that these leaders will harness and sharpen their professional and leadership skills,” said Monster.
He described the youth that have and continue to participate in these programs as “truly outstanding individuals” who have the passion to change lives of people in their communities.
Every year, the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders takes young African leaders to the United States for academic instruction, practical experience, and mentorship in the fields of public management, civic leadership, and business and entrepreneurship.