Somaliland: Young Female Lander among 25 Winners of the 2014 Milead Fellowship

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Youthful Somaliland citizen Ms Rahma Elmi Duale wins the Milead 2014 fellowship

By: Latifa Yusuf Masai
Somalilandsun – The MILEAD FELLOWSHIP for 2014 has been awarded to a young Somaliland lady Ms Rahma Elmi Duale at a ceremony in Accra the capital of Ghana.
Ms Duale who won the fellowship from a pack of 1260 entrants from 42 countries thence become one of 25 Moremi Initiative Leadership Empowerment and Development) Fellow and access numerous fellowship benefits from the Moremi Initiative which is an organization with the objective of Engaging, inspiring and equipping a new generation of African women leaders.
Among the benefits that Ms Rahma Elmi Duale will accrue from her fully sponsored fellowship include
Join a prestigious community of extra-ordinary young leaders for ongoing solidarity and collaboration.
International recognition as an emerging leader on the continent combined with increased visibility for your accomplishments and causes
Gain excellent skills in leadership, activism, mentoring, public speaking and advocacy among others.

  • Access to opportunities and resources for educational, professional, leadership and personal development. Fellows are supported to get into top Universities for further education.
  • Knowledge of critical cutting-edge issues such as human rights concepts, women’s human rights, leadership concepts, gender equity and social justice.
  • Upon successful completion of the program, fellows like the Somaliland citizen Ms Duale become automatic members of the Moremi’s MILEAD Fellow’s Network and are supported to implement individual community projects on issues of importance to their peers, school, community or country.

While Fellow’s achievements and initiatives are promoted through our partner network and the media for visibility and exposure they will have access to Moremi Initiative mentors including some of the most outstanding African women leaders of our time as well as Life-ling opportunity to join Fellows from previous and succeeding years, in a powerful and growing pan-African community that will continue to dramatically impact and shape the future of the continent.
Read full details contained in MS Rahma Elmi Duale letter of award below 

RE- AWARD OF 2014 MILEAD FELLOWSHIP
24th May 2014
Congratulations! On behalf of the MILEAD Selection Committee, Management and Board of Directors, I am delighted to inform you that you have been selected as a 2014 MILEAD (Moremi Initiative Leadership Empowerment and Development) Fellow. Please accept my personal congratulations for your outstanding achievements and promise. [Please note the award confirmation is contingent on the completion and submission of the “MILEAD Award Acceptance and Commitment Form” and its final approval by the MILEAD Committee].
The Selection Committee received and carefully reviewed a record of 1,260 applications from 42 countries, and is pleased to select you as one of our 25 Fellows. The selection committee used a highly competitive selection process and criteria that included demonstrated leadership and academic promise, interest in women’s rights, and track record of community service accomplishment among others. We are proud to recognize you as a worthy emerging leader on the great continent of Africa.
Benefits of being a MILEAD Fellow
• Gain excellent skills in leadership, activism, mentoring, public speaking and advocacy among others.
• Access to opportunities and resources for educational, professional, leadership and personal development. Fellows are supported to get into top Universities for further education.
• Knowledge of critical cutting-edge issues such as human rights concepts, women’s human rights, leadership concepts, gender equity and social justice.
• Upon successful completion of the program, fellows become automatic members of the Moremi’s MILEAD Fellow’s Network.
• Fellows are supported to implement individual community projects on issues of importance to their peers, school, community or country
Long Term Support
. Fellow’s achievements and initiatives are promoted through our partner network and the media for visibility and exposure
 Fellows will have access to Moremi Initiative mentors including some of the most outstanding African women leaders of our time.
 Life-ling opportunity to join Fellows from previous and succeeding years, in a powerful and growing pan-African community that will continue to dramatically impact and shape the future of the continent.
Your commitment to the MILEAD Program
• Availability for full and active participation in the 2014 MILEAD Fellows Leadership Institute (July 12- August 2, 2014, Accra- Ghana).
• Commitment to participate in the ongoing online and all program activities throughout the one year program (July 2014- July 2014).
• Commitment to give back to your community by initiating, leading and implementing a community (MiCHANGE) project that will make a positive impact in your community- on a critical issue of importance to your peers, your community or African women in general.
• Respect for the diverse backgrounds, cultures and world-views in the program.
• Long-term commitment to work with other fellows to promote the rights/ interest of African women and social justice in our society.
Scholarship for 2014 MILEAD Institute: Due to the high demand for the limited Moremi scholarships for the 2014, you are hereby awarded partial scholarship covering 85% of your already subsidized participation cost of $4,500. You are responsible for 15% [US$675] of your cost. Please note that the fee covers all costs including- accommodation, meals, travels, tuition and all program related activities for the three weeks. We would be happy to provide you with relevant supporting documents to enable you raise thee 15% upon request.
While we honor your accomplishments with this award, it is also a call to action and a reminder ofhow much more you can contribute to the improvement of the situation of women and our great continent. We have full confidence in your capabilities, promise and creativity to flourish as a MILEAD Fellow and as an African leader.
To accept the offer as a 2014 MILEAD Fellow, please complete and return the attached MILEAD Commitment Form by 2PM NOON (GMT) Wednesday May 28, 2014.
Congratulations again and we look forward to an exciting and rewarding journey with you.
Sincerely,
Maulu drake

 

 

 

 

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