WASHINGTON, DC – Aventure Aviation addressed attendees of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, on July 5.
The fellowship is YALI’s flagship program, which empowers young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking, professional opportunities, and local community engagement.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Clark Atlanta University hosted 25 YALI participants representing 18 African countries, for a six-week intensive Leadership Institute.
Aventure CEO Zaheer Faruqi gave the event’s keynote speech, where he provided valuable tips on how to conduct international business and access more consumers.
“The program to me means that I get the opportunity to grow and to learn from the people that I consider to be the greatest in the business,” said Rachel Sangara, a YALI member from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
YALI was created in 2010 and supports young Africans as they spur economic growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa.
Since 2014, the U.S. Department of State has supported nearly 5,800 Mandela Washington Fellows from across Africa to develop their leadership skills and foster connections and collaboration with U.S. professionals.