BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus, in collaboration with Indiana University, will host 25 Fellows from 19 Sub-Saharan African countries on Tuesday, July 17. The visitors are Fellows of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, a program that began in 2014 and has since empowered young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking.

During the organization’s third annual visit to Ivy Tech Bloomington, Fellows will explore topics related to their professional interests, including public health, journalism, human rights advocacy, community development, education, disability rights advocacy, conflict resolution, women’s rights, entrepreneurship, tourism, and new topic of interest this year is media and activism.

The Fellows, who are between the ages of 25 and 35, have established records of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive impact in their organizations, institutions, communities, and countries. Countries of representation include Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo (2), Côte d’Ivoire (2), Ethiopia (2), Ghana (2), Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria (3), São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus is located on the west side at 200 Daniels Way.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.