The Honour of Being a Barack Obama YLAI Fellow

img_7142Today, I consider it a great honour to have been inducted into the inaugural cohort of the President Barack Obama Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI).

When President Obama launched the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative back in April 2015, I can vividly recall the excitement that I felt, as I followed the social media updates on his announcement from my then Nairobi-based apartment.

In his own words: “What gives me so much hope about your generation, is you’re more eager for progress that comes by holding up the rights of every human being. You care less about the world as it has been, but more about the world as it should be, and can be.”

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