ASHA Hosts Mandela Fellow ASHA is hosting Kate Kgwefane, an audiologist from Botswana, in an eight-week internship as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. The fellowship is the new flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative, launched in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth ... ASHA News
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ASHA Hosts Mandela Fellow
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ASHA News   |   October 01, 2014
ASHA Hosts Mandela Fellow
The ASHA Leader, October 2014, Vol. 19, 56. doi:10.1044/leader.AN7.19102014.56
The ASHA Leader, October 2014, Vol. 19, 56. doi:10.1044/leader.AN7.19102014.56
ASHA is hosting Kate Kgwefane, an audiologist from Botswana, in an eight-week internship as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.
The fellowship is the new flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative, launched in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa.
The first group of Mandela Fellows—500 professionals, 25–35 years old, selected from nearly 50,000 applicants—arrived in the United States in the summer for study, leadership training and a Presidential Summit in Washington. The fellows represent some of the brightest young leaders in the 49 sub-Saharan African countries.
Kgwefane, one of the 100 fellows selected to complete follow-up internships, works at Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone. She is passionate about the early identification and education of learners with hearing impairment.
“We enthusiastically welcome Kate and are pleased and proud to be hosting her,” says ASHA President Elizabeth McCrea. “Programs like the Mandela Washington Fellowship offer everyone involved wonderful but rare opportunities for mutual learning. We look forward to learning as much from Kate as we hope she does from us and from her time in the United States.”
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