2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF)

The Young African Leaders Initiative has opened its submissions portal to youths who might be interested in applying for the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship.

Who is Eligible?

  • African youth between the ages of 18 – 35
  • although exceptional applicants ages 21-24 will be considered.
  • Are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  • Are eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa.
  • Are not employees or immediate family members of employees of the U.S. Government (including a U.S. Embassy or Consulate, USAID, and other U.S. Government entities).
  • Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English. Applicants who are deaf should consult the Application Instructions for more information.

How To Apply:

Fill the application form on the Young African Leadership  Initiative website or Click HERE.


  • An all-expense paid trip to Washington DC, USA
  • Training in your area of interest
  • And lots more.

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