Category Mandela Washington Fellows

Success Story from Zimbabwe: Kelvin Mutize, Supporting and Promoting Africa and Africans

Kelvin “Terminator” Tinashe Mutize was born on November 24, 1986 in Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe. The oldest of three children, Kelvin and his brothers Mallvine and Victor, witnessed their parents helping and caring for others from the earliest age. The Mutize home was constantly full, because people were always being invited in if […]

Success Story from Nigeria: Dr. Bobwealth Omontese, Improving Human Nutrition through Veterinary Research

Bobwealth Oakina Omontese was born on the 27th of March 1984 in Okalo village, Edo State southern Nigeria, but grew up in Kano State in the country’s northern region. As a youngster Bobwealth became interested in music, and realized that he could use his love for music to assist others. He became a vocal coach […]

Success Story from the Republic of the Congo: Virgile Samba-Moussinga Supports Transparency, Good Governance, International Human Rights, and International Human Law

Virgile Rivet Samba-Moussinga was born April 17, 1984 in Brazzaville, the capital city of the Republic of the Congo. He is the fifth son of his mum, Jacqueline Samba-Biampandou, and the seventh of his dad, the late Samba-Bitori Luc. He began his studies in 1989, at Moukoundzi-Ngouaka Primary School, in Brazzaville. Due to the influence […]

Success Story from Kenya: Collins Nakedi, Empowering Youths through Education

Collins Plimo Nakedi was born in October 1989 and raised in East Pokot, Kenya, a pastoralist community in which more than 95 percent of the people are illiterate. One of 14 children, Collins felt extremely fortunate to be the only one in his family to have the chance to go to school and get an […]

Success Story from the Republic of the Congo: Ndzoyi Averty Delamizere, Founder of Espace Opoko

Ndzoyi Averty Delamizere was born 29 years ago in the Republic of Congo, a country also known as Congo-Brazzaville to distinguish it from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Ndzoyi was born while his parents were still in high school. Unable to care of him, when he was only 3 months old, they sent […]

Success Story from Uganda: Cinderella Anena Supports Peace Initiatives, Gender Equity, and Reproductive Health

Cinderella Anena was born in 1991 and grew up in Kitgum district, Northern Uganda. She was a lively and inquisitive child who excelled at school and enjoyed playing outdoors. At the age of 12 Cinderella became active in Peace Clubs, which were a popular means through which primary school children could advocate for the rights […]

Success Story from Namibia: Onesmus Shoombe is Supporting Healthcare Systems and Community Projects

Onesmus “Jnr Kannase” H. Shoombe was born in 1983 in Okahala village in northern Namibia. He grew up with his parents and four sisters and attributes much of who he is today, in terms of his character, values, and lessons learned to his parents’ influence. As a youngster he found it a challenge to walk […]