Liberians Eligible To Apply For President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative

There’s a great opportunity for young citizens of Liberia who are interested in the areas of business, entrepreneurship, civil society leadership, and public sector management!

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) was launched by President Barack Obama as an effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders.

The YALI Regional Leadership Centre West Africa, is looking for young women and men between the ages of 18 and 35 from Liberia, Togo, Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, The Gambia, Burkina Faso, and Sierra Leone, who are ready to embrace leadership and work hard to transform their countries.

YALI supports three models: the YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship, YALI Network and Regional Leadership Centres across Africa.

Selected persons will learn about modern leadership over a period of 17 weeks. The program will be broken down into four phases. The first phase features a 5-week coursework session delivered in-person in Accra, Ghana (or online); all costs are included such as travel, food and accommodation. The remaining 12 weeks (at home) will be divided equally among a mentorship program, community service, a report writing period or internship.

Interested persons can sign up for the November 2015 or March 2016 programs.  You must be able to read and write in English and you must have a valid passport.

November 2015 deadline is  September 7th, 2015

More details hereThe registration form is here. Good luck!

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