Watch Out for a New Generation of Muslim Youth; As Another Wins A MOREMI Fellowship

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Marriam Lally - 2015 MILEAD Fellow
Marriam Lally – 2015 MILEAD Fellow

Exploits of a new generation of indigenous Muslim youth are making a mark and get recognized at the international arena as another young Muslim has won a MILEAD leadership fellowship.

Marriam Lally has been named among Africa’s Most Outstanding Women by the Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa. This new group of MILEAD Fellows represents Africa’s most promising young women leaders with the courage and commitment to lead and shape the future of Africa.

The Moremi Initiative Website says that The Moremi Initiative Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Program, identifies and invites young African women and girls to take part in a year-long development program. The selected young women and girls progress through three phases that include 1) education and training, 2) mentoring, networking, and professional internships, and 3) support and resource assistance.

Speaking to Malawi Muslims Website, the Lally who is a wife to Member of Parliament for Machinga Chingale Muhammad Lally, said that she will use the initiative to take a step further in her education prospects and leadership potential.

“Someone posted a link on Facebook and I took it from there. This initiative will help motivate me as a woman to achieve more in the future,” she said.

The Fellows were chosen through a highly competitive selection process and criteria based on their outstanding leadership promise, community service accomplishments, and commitment to the advancement of women from over 40 countries in Africa and the Diaspora.

The MILEAD Fellows will converge in Accra, Ghana to kick-start the 2015 three-week intensive training program- which will be hosted by the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana.

Marriam Lally,  who has worked with GOAL Ireland, an international humanitarian organization and taught at Bedir International High School becomes the second young Muslim this year to be selected to a fellowship program after Malawi Muslim Website’s Marshal Dyton, who is currently in  the United States of America, was also selected to pursue the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program under USA president Barak Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). He is stationed at the Notre Dame University.

Dyton (Standing 2nd from right) was selected as 2015 YALI Fellow
Dyton (Standing 2nd from right) was selected as a 2015 YALI Fellow