The Greatest Strengths of the Mandela Washington Fellowship
You will be the same person in five years save for the books you read and the people you meet.”Ahmed Adetola-Kazeem, 2017 Fellowship Alumnus, Nigeria
Since he studied Leadership in Civic Engagement at the Presidential Precinct, 2017 Fellowship Alumnus Ahmed Adetola-Kazeem has sought to enhance the Fellowship’s Alumni Association in Nigeria. What Ahmed describes as “the greatest gains of the Fellowship,” his desire to strengthen the Fellowship network led him to become President of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria (MWFAAN), which boasts the largest number of Alumni on the continent.
Ahmed also believes that MWFAAN and other Alumni Associations across Africa have an important role in preparing the next cohorts of Mandela Washington Fellows, of which 50 Fellows are representing Nigeria in 2022 alone. Additionally, Ahmed has several pieces of advice for this year’s Fellows.
Learn more in this article from The Presidential Precinct.
2019 Fellowship Alumna, South Africa