We had a chat with Zilla Milupi a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow to discuss how to setup a Non-Governmental Organization. Zila talked about how to effectively run NGOs and how one can easily obtain information about the requirements of setting up an NGO. Miss Milupi encouraged NGOs to look for methods of sustainability that will help them with the daily running of the office. She also outlined the difference between standard enterprises and NGOs stating that, an NGO has a legal obligation to strictly operate within the framework of its constitution or promise to its beneficiaries and partners. Zila has continually displayed a commitment to public service at the international, national and community levels. Through her work experience, she has served for a total of three years in leading national and international public service institutions such as the International Labor Organization, the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and the Permanent Human Rights Commission of Zambia.
Talking AGOA with Ambassador Bisa Williams, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau for African Affairs
One of our PEPFAR Champions—youth activist Nsofwa Petronella Sampa—attracted so much attention on our Facebook page that we decided to follow up her story with a podcast. Nsofwa, was born with HIV and her mother passed away from an AIDS-related cause. She didn't know that she had HIV until she was a teenager and was very upset that nobody had told her that she had this disease that she had always learned was associated with “being naughty.” She rebelled and stopped taking her ARVs. She got very sick, and as a result became blind and partially deaf. Instead of being resentful, she has dedicated her life to counseling others with HIV and disabilities.
Are you looking for tips on how to write a successful 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship application? Listen to our Public Affairs Officer, Janet Deutsch talk to one of our 2014 Mandela Washington Fellowship finalists, Zila Milupi as they discuss the application process, selection criteria and much more. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative. More than 500 young leaders from Africa travelled to the United States in 2014 and 500 more will participate in 2015. This year’s application cycle is open October 7-November 5. For more information, or to apply for the Fellowship, go to: http://youngafricanleaders.state.gov
Apply for the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship Program starting on October 7! Are you a dynamic leader aged 25-35? Or know someone who is? The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative. More than 500 young leaders from Africa travelled to the United States in 2014 and 500 more will participate in 2015. This year’s application cycle is open October 7-November 5. For more information, or to apply for the Fellowship, go to: http://youngafricanleaders.state.gov