YYAS 2020 Online Testimonials

“YYAS availed an opportunity for me to develop a deeper understanding of the African culture, led me to dream about living the experience on a wider scale and broadening my knowledge to a global level. Interacting with like-minded people from all over Africa was invaluable. It made me see Africa as a continent from a whole different perspective. As a scholar, I now value the love of learning and knowledge, propelled by my insatiable desire and curiosity to know more.”

- Marion Mwangi, YYAS 2020 Online


“YYAS helped me understand more about my roots as an African; it helped make me a versatile and understanding human being. After YYAS, it’s like everyday I’m getting one step closer to being the person I want to be. Sharing what I’ve learnt from YYAS is one of my top priorities, I feel like people need to know about YYAS and how it changed my life for the better as a young African leader.

- Shoeshoe Moshoeshoe, YYAS 2020 Online


“YYAS has helped me understand myself better. It has made me realize that there is more to just wanting a better future and that one has to be a good leader as well. I have learned that the most important part of being a leader is listening to other people’s opinions and decisions. Being a Yale Young African Scholar has strengthened my roots as an African. It has made me see that the way I voice myself portrays a lot about who I am. As a YYAS Alumni I am more prepared than before to face the world ahead of me, the future that was once foggy has become brighter and clearer. Thank you YYAS.”

- Roselyn Zhangazha, YYAS 2020 Online

Zoom session from the 2020 online program.