The SAWIP Team of 2015 arrived in Washington DC on June 16th and June 24th and were welcomed at the airport by SAWIP staff and host families. There was great excitement all round!
To date, the Team has been engaged in various activities including: exchanges with a range of highly regarded speakers on topics ranging from understanding community organizing to US investment in Africa; a visit to 1776 entrepreneurship incubator hub and a briefing in the White House. Cultural exposure has come in the form of: watching a baseball game with the Washington-Ireland Program and New Story Leadership Teams; an evening tour of the monuments and visits to museums. The Team enjoyed meeting with fellow young South Africans in the Fordham University Emerging Markets Program. All are looking forward to a visit to New York, as well as further exciting and thought-provoking site visits, engagements and discussions before their departure on July 19th.