25 business leaders from all across Africa will be spending the next six weeks at Purdue expanding their knowledge of agriculture and engineering.

The young professionals are coming to Purdue as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship program. This program was established by President Barack Obama to help develop young African leaders. At the end of their time at Purdue, the fellows will spend four days in Washington D.C. and get the opportunity to see the President speak.

The goal of the fellowship is to develop the young leaders’ skills as well as help them build the connections they need to make a greater impact in their communities.

At Purdue, the fellows are specifically focused on agriculture and engineering. They will have the opportunity to spend time with distinguished Purdue faculty, research market trends and get hands on experience around the community.

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