It’s been an awesome experience over the past one week participating at the prestigious Mandela Washington fellowship at Wagner College Staten Island New York.
First I really thank God for granting all the #500 fellows a safe flight down to their various host Universities in the United States.
My experience started with bonding with other 19 fellows from other African Countries. Learning sign languages to communicate and move along two of our Beautiful Special fellows Gina & Nartha advocating for the deaf & dumb women in their countries to have equal rights to Education & health care.
We had a very good reception dinner, meeting with mentors/ peer collaborator and a good Chat with President of Wagner College a few days later.
First Lecture by Prof. Nimod Aloni was on Civic Leadership & importance of Civic engagement by the government as there is much need to educate everyone to think and be responsible for their destinies , also as Leaders we were thought to be very universal and always think from humanistic point of view .
On professional networking , visited a non-profit institution #Generation Citizens, meeting with #StatenIsland Chapter of Nurse Practitioners Association #NPA which was made possible by my Peer Collaborator Rugy Bahr, Maternal & Child health department of Staten Island University teaching Hospital , had a virtual conference with past fellows and tour of New York with fellows from Syracuse & Rutgers University .
Have been bonding so well with the Health &Wellness department of Wagner College , Ms. Barbara and her team , so amazing I walked into the clinic one morning and found my Photo with the Nigerian Mothers framed and placed at the reception …that was *boom*
Life is give and take, while I learn over here I also transfer my own little skills & knowledge. Had a good time with the Physician Assistant Students practicing Child Delivery skills.
Having a Chapel in the school is so good for me as well, it’s been so awesome and I recommend you keep looking out for more updates
Just as one of the fellows said, in the next 10 years we are reshaping Africa.
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