Obama Foundation's fellows include South African activist and Afghan refugee - News Summed Up

Obama Foundation's fellows include South African activist and Afghan refugee


Former US president has said he wants to create ‘a million young Barack Obama or Michelle Obamas’Koketso Moeti, a civic activist in South Africa, had kept on putting off her bid for a fellowship at Barack Obama’s foundation. “It was, ‘I hope nothing goes wrong when I click submit.’ There was this mini-celebration when I got the confirmation.” Now the last-gasp effort has paid off: out of more than 20,000 applicants from 191 countries, Moeti is one of 20 inaugural Obama Foundation fellows. Obama wants to 'create a million young Barack Obamas' Read moreThe Obama Foundation describes the fellowship as a two-year non-residential programme that will bring together leaders who are “creating transformational change on many of the world’s most pressing problems”. Obama writes in an accompanying email: “These 20 leaders, representing 11 countries, are tackling some of the toughest challenges in their communities. There will be three more during the two-year programme, and fellows also get institutional support and are likely to meet Obama.


Source: The Guardian April 16, 2018 10:52 UTC


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