The Newark Morning Rotary Club teamed with the Courtyard by Marriott Newark at the University of Delaware to welcome and host the 2018 Mandela Fellows guests at the Hotel. the Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) for Young African Leaders. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and embodies the United States’ commitment to invest in the future of Africa. Through this initiative, young African leaders are gaining the skills and connections they need to accelerate their own career trajectories and contribute more robustly to strengthening democratic institutions, spurring economic growth, and enhancing peace and security in Africa. Thanks to The University of Delaware (UD) Civic Leadership Institute for arranging this great dinner event!


Special thanks to UD Hospitality Business Management Students, Mokino Liu and Tenghui Huang, they worked with hotel staff to plan and execute this event ! Great effort by our Culinary, Banquet service and Beverage teams!


A great evening of hospitality, sharing of cultures and a real chance for all to learn about the vast efforts in Africa to improve the lives of citizens and the economies of the countries. We wish the Mandela Fellows a great visit the United States.


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Written by Bill Sullivan