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MWF-YALI 2017: DEAN’S COUNCIL DINNER

MWF-YALI 2017: DEAN’S COUNCIL DINNER

We (GSU Fellows) had the blessed opportunity of meeting some of the members of the Deans Council at Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS) at the Deans Council Dinner. A Deans Council ordinarily considers matters of educational and administrative policy and makes appropriate recommendations the President and Chancellor and other University officers – it meets regularly to address […]

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MWF-YALI 2017: COCA COLA COMPANY HQ RECEPTION

MWF-YALI 2017: COCA COLA COMPANY HQ RECEPTION

The Coca Cola Company, headquartered in Atlanta Georgia, held a Reception for us GSU Fellows. The Coca Cola Company is Georgia State University’s main sponsor for the Mandela Washington Fellowship 2017 – basically Coca Cola is the company responsible for ensuring that us GSU Fellows had the most incredible experiences we have had over the […]

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MWF-YALI 2017: MEETING FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER

MWF-YALI 2017: MEETING FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER

Our Mandela Day got even better when we (Georgia State University Mandela Washington Fellows) had the blessed opportunity of meeting Former U.S. President – JIMMY CARTER! Pres. Jimmy Carter was the 39th president of the United States (1977-81). Pres. Carter’s main domestic priority involved energy policy. With oil prices rising, and in the aftermath of the […]

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MWF-YALI 2017: GSU AYSPS ACADEMIC SESSIONS (WEEK FOUR)

MWF-YALI 2017: GSU AYSPS ACADEMIC SESSIONS (WEEK FOUR)

My third week in the USA as a Mandela Washington Fellow at Georgia State University has come to an end. For more on the Mandela Washington Fellowship read my previous post HERE . Our fourth week of academic training began in full swing on 10 July. Theme for Week Four: Public Budgeting Week Four – Day […]

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MWF-YALI 2017: SITE VISIT (MARTIN LUTHER KING JR CENTRE)

MWF-YALI 2017: SITE VISIT (MARTIN LUTHER KING JR CENTRE)

My favourite site visit to date – the Martin Luther King Jr Center for Nonviolent Social Change (aka “The King Center“). The King Center was established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, and it has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century. Nearly a million people each year […]

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MWF-YALI 2017: SERVICE PROJECT (MEDSHARE)

MWF-YALI 2017: SERVICE PROJECT (MEDSHARE)

Our first service project for week four was at Medshare -a humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities and our planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world. Medshare helps increase health system capacity and drives sustainability by providing […]

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