After nine exciting, adventurous and transforming months in Phoenix, State of Arizona, 10 fellows of The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship bade farewell at an official ceremony.
Just like the birth of a new born after 9 months, it came with a lot of pomp and pageantry. The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass-communication, Arizona State University, ASU had played host to these leaders and professionals from across the world under its Cronkite Global Initiatives.
The fellows from Burkina-Faso, Kyrgyzstan, Congo-Brazzaville, Rwanda, Belarus, India, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan and Nigeria were treated to a nice reception characterized with presentation of certificates, stole and gifts.
It was a day of appreciation and chronicling events of the Humphrey year with guests including Professors at The Cronkite school, Friendship families, mentors and other invited guests.
One after the other, the fellows had the opportunity to present short speeches thanking everyone for the support they received during their stay in the valley of the sun.
A lot has changed from the very beginning of their programme. Checkout the beginning and the end in this collage:
It is now time to move to the next phase of the program where they are expected to soar like the Eagles they are. From a reputable Film production company in Baltimore, Maryland, Internews in DC, the Voice of America, VOA, ICFJ, CNN, UNICEF, CBS to Soros international amongst others where these ones would be plying their trade to fulfill the professional requirements of the Hubert Humphrey fellowship.
Remember, you too can be part of this highly reputable family, The Hubert Humphrey fellowship, by applying online via the US embassy in your respective countries. Applications in Nigeria ends June 1.