Simon, Master of Library and Information Science student joins Young African Leaders Initiative
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Simon, Master of Library and Information Science student is among the few selected participants currently attending the Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) in Washington. YALI is a new flagship programme launched by President Obama in 2014 whose aim is to take 500 young people (25-35 years of age) from all across sub-Saharan Africa to United States of America for academic coursework and leadership training duration of six (6) weeks that began on 16th June, 2014.

YALI training is based on three (3) broad tracks: Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership and Public Management. Simon is training in Civic Leadership that focuses on public policy, organizational management, strategic planning and volunteerism. This is in line with his personal passion and also tangentially related to his current Master's programme in the University of Nairobi.

Together with other twenty four (24) African fellows they are training at University of California, Berkeley School of Public Policy, which is number one Public University in the world. We strongly believe that this programme will have significant contribution towards his studies in Master of Library and Information science and professional career including the Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Arts and University of Nairobi. We do share with him the joy and happiness of being selected to attend the training in a world class public university just like the University of Nairobi, and wish him success.