Young leaders arrive in USA for skills training

Eighteen promising young Ghanaians have arrived in the United States for an intensive six-week leadership skills training program.
Hillarius Asiwome Abiwu, Harriet Yayra Adzofu, Regina Agyare, Johannes Arthur, Lily Asare, Ethel Cofie, Ruka De-Liman, Frank Akowuge, Kwasi Owusu, Araba Hammond, Oteng Karikari, Williams Kwarah, Laud Boateng, Christiana Okyere, Afua Prempeh, Dziedzorm Segbefia, Moses Tia, Valerie Larbie are the finalists of the Young African Leaders program, supported by US President Barack Obama.
The finalists are drawn from six of Ghana’s 10 regions from among entrepreneurs, public servants and civil society.
For the next six weeks, they will explore and develop leadership skills, public-private partnerships and community service at the following host institutions: Morgan State, Florida International, Dartmouth, Wagner College, University of Minnesota, Yale, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Arizona State University, Notre Dame, Tulane, UC Berkeley and Clark Atlanta University.
Around 500 Young African Leaders in Washington DC from July 28 to 30 for the Presidential Summit for the Fellows convened by President Obama.
The Washington Fellowship is a key part of President Obama’s commitment to invest in the future of Africa.
The initiative was created by the White House out of recognition of the critical and increasing role that young Africans are playing in strengthening democratic institutions, spurring economic growth, and enhancing peace and security in Africa.
Source: GNA

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