Mobile Web Ghana will host a live Twitter chat with recent 2016 Mandela Washington fellows to share their experiences with the public from September 26 – 29, 2016. The public can follow the discussion on Twitter via the hashtag #YALIGhana.
The maiden edition of Mobile Web Ghana’s Yali Twitter chats will take place from 11am to 6pm on the proposed days and will present prospective applicants, the opportunity to directly engage with the 2016 batch of fellows. This initiative from Mobile Web Ghana aims to encourage Ghanaians to take keen interest in the annual Fellowship.
“The Mandela Washington Fellowship is a merit–based competition, everyone has an equal opportunity to be selected and the experience is priceless,” said Florence Toffa, Director of Mobile Web Ghana, who was also a participant in this year’s Fellowship. Florence recounted her experience and gave the rationale behind Mobile Web Ghana’s live Yali Twitter chat. “Our aim for the live Twitter chat is to inspire young Ghanaians to apply for future Fellowships due to the knowledge they gain from the personal experiences of the 2016 Mandela fellows,” Florence added.
Mobile Web’s live Twitter chat will also give the recent fellows an opportunity to share the skills they acquired during their stay in the US. Thousands of Ghanaians are expected to engage the fellows during the four-day Twitter chat sessions. This is also an opportunity to ask 2016 fellows your questions.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship is open to young African leaders who meet the following criteria: are between the ages of 25 and 35 at the time of application submission (although exceptional applicants younger than 25 will be considered), are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S, are eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa and are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English. Apply to the followship here: https://yali.state.gov/washington-fellowship/
About Mobile Web Ghana
Mobile Web Ghana is a non-governmental organization based in Accra that seeks to train the next generation of Technology Entrepreneurs in Ghana and all over Africa. They educate and empower the youth to develop value added services on mobile devices and develop their own businesses out of it. The organisation is also focused on open data analysis and visualisations.