I am Teopolina Namandje, a 2019 Mandela Fellow. I represented my country, Namibia
in 2019 as a Mandela fellow in the Public Management Track at Texas Tech University
I departed for USA around mid-June of 2019 with 15 other Namibian fellows headed to different states and universities. I safely arrived in Lubbock. It was a beautiful welcome. I was impressed by the professionalism and commitment the staff members of Texas Tech University demonstrated during the fellowship.
Hello, my name is Naa Dedei Tagoe, a Geomatics Engineer by profession and a Lecturer
at the University of Mines and Technology in Ghana, where I mentor and advise the
UMaT YouthMappers chapter. This summer, I had a unique opportunity to participate
in the Young African Leaders Initiative's (mandela) Mandela Washington Fellowship
program at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas sponsored by the U.S. Department
The Fellowship has been inspiring and transformative experience which far surpassed my expectations.