My experience in Washington DC including meeting President Obama

Author: Razikua Kaviua

Razikua Kaviua, a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow from Namibia, reflects on her Washington DC experience.


It was on a hot summer day when our train from South Bend, IN pulled over at the Union Station in Washington DC. We were all excited and looking forward to a chance to get to meet President Obama (POTUS), as he is affectionately known to Americans. We would be spending a week in DC, meeting the POTUS and getting to know other YALI fellows. The ambiance was fully charged with emotion as fellows were rekindling friendships that had started while still in Africa before travelling to the United States of America. …

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