Shaking Obama’s Hand

Washington, USA: August 2017

Belisa Rodrigues, Belle and Co. Director, was awarded one of the 1000 coveted fellowship positions (amongst 50 0000 applications) to be part of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) or Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) class of 2016.

After 6 weeks in the USA studying at Dartmouth college with 25 fellow Africans, all 1000 fellows convene at the end of the fellowship for the Presidential Summit in Washington to meet Obama.

Not everyone gets a chance to shake the hand of POTUS, but Belle and Co. did.


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