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Adetola Kayode delivering her farewell speech.

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.

Dina Zhansagimova of Kazakhstan giving her speech.

A lot has changed from the very beginning of their programme. Checkout the beginning and the end in this collage:

…with Ivaylo Vezenkov of Bulgaria.
…with Edine Kimbouala of Congo-Brazzaville
…with Leo Pashkowski of Belarus
…with Laurentine Bayala of Burkina-Faso.
…with Tynymgul Eschieva of Kyrgyzstan.
…with Narmina Strishenets of Ukraine.
…with Kunal Ranjan of India.
…with Claude Kabengera of Rwanda.

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.

Humphrey Curator, Bill Silcock at the event.
…with John Misner, Professor, Humphrey Seminar II.



About the author

Adetola Kayode

For more than 15 years, Adetola Kayode has trained and worked in the broadcasting world as a writer, reporter, news anchor and presenter. Presently, she plies her trade with Lagos Television, LTV, the first state owned Television station in Nigeria.

In the course of that time, her work has made tremendous impact by beaming spotlight on human conditions, thoughts and insightful coverage of the lives of the disadvantaged people across Nigeria.

With her sharp, witty take on the most pressing social issues, she “gives a voice to the voiceless” by engaging authorities at state and national levels.

Outside of broadcasting, she has also been a constant pillar of support to several charities,non-governmental organisations and publications. As an adviser to some of these NGOs, she provides guidance and unpaid communication consulting towards the wellbeing and education of less privileged people across the country.
Travelling,singing and proofreading gives her joy and satisfaction.

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