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