Young African Leaders Initiative “Fellows” visit the Center for Community Justice
On July 11th and 18th, the Center for Community Justice enjoyed visits by two different groups of civic leaders traveling from various countries in Africa. These individuals are participating in the Young African Leaders Initiative sponsored through the US State Department. The University of Delaware was chosedn to be one of the universities asked to host these African "fellows" so that they can study various areas of leadership over the summer. Eleven of these individuals visited the CCJ in order to learn more about how mediation occurs in the United States. All of these leaders have experience in mediation, and they work in the areas of business, health care, law, youth services, and civil rights.
The CCJ staff was honored and humbled to meet these folks as we also were able to learn a little bit about the mediation and youth work that they do in their home countries of Somalia, Ethiopia, Burundi, Ivory Coast, Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, Swaziland, and Rwanda. For those interested in learning more about the Young African Leaders Initiative, please visit the following website: https://youngafricanleaders.state.gov/.