Commemorative African Headrest

Washington, D.C. 2014

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a Department of State-sponsored effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. Launched in 2010, YALI supports young Africans’ efforts to generate economic prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Sub-Saharan Africa. YALI includes a fellowship program, an online community, and regional leadership training. The inaugural class of YALI fellows arrived in the U.S. in 2014. The class represented all 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and included equal numbers of men and women. As a token of their appreciation, the 2014 YALI fellows from Ghana give this headrest to the Department of State. It is made of all recycled materials and is in the shape of a traditional African headrest.

  • Source/Credit: Transfer from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State
  • Catalog Number: 2017.0037.01
  • Created: 2014
  • Acquired: 2017

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