In July, Velile Dube, CC, gave his final speech for the Competent Communicator award at the Greater Des Moines Toastmasters club in Iowa. Dube is a member of the Supreme Toastmasters club in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, but he was in the United States as a Mandela Washington Fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)—a program that empowers young people through academic and leadership training. During his stay in the U.S., he learned about entrepreneurship, civic engagement and public management while developing professional relationships. Amanda Martin, CC, ACB, helped arrange Dube’s club visit.
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