Freshly returned from a Mandela Washington Fellowship 2023 Alumni Symposium that took place in Boksburg South Africa, Mr. Hastings Golosi, creative director for HD Plus Creations describes the experience as one of the best in his life as a Young African leader and entrepreneur in the creative industry.
During a welcoming summit where he had an audience with the HD plus creations team, he couldn’t help but feel grateful for the wonderful opportunity to network with potential partners from across the region and gain new insights that would aid him in his endeavor as well as the company’s future progress.
Mr. Golosi was proud to share and inspire our team through explaining his journey to become a Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Fellow and could now be called a ‘Leadership Coach.’ Through the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders program, he received intensive training in business leadership and entrepreneurship at Rutgers University in New Jersey and the University of Washington in the United States.
Throughout the program, he learned the importance of networking, developing strong leadership skills, and using innovative approaches to solve complex challenges. He was also being exposed to cutting-edge technologies and new ways of thinking that would undoubtedly aid him in his future projects and on his role as a creative director at our organization.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the U.S. Government’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and has brought nearly 5,800 young leaders from every country in Sub-Saharan Africa to the United States for Academic and leadership training. The 2023 Alumni Symposium provided the opportunity for the invitees to deepen their networks across the continent and globally.
The directors, management & staff of HD Plus Creations are proud to have among us a YALI fellow & Alumni as part of the team.