Princeton in Africa Fellows at Maru-a-Pula

Every year, MaP students receive teaching, tutoring and mentorship from Fellows in the Princeton in Africa programme. For more information on this programme, please click here.

Meet this year’s Princeton in Africa Fellow :

Winnie Godi: “Originally from Kampala, Uganda, I moved to the United States with my family in 1998. I graduated with honors, receiving degrees in both International Relations and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies with a minor in Peace and Global Studies from Augsburg University. After graduating, I served as a youth worker at Girl Scouts River Valleys, providing inclusive programming to over 200 girls of color in Minnesota. I was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to the third cohort of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota’s Young Women’s Cabinet, working closely with 24 other members to create and advance opportunities for young women in Minnesota. Over the past year, I worked as a Kindergarten Teacher at Sabis International School in Nairobi, Kenya. These leadership opportunities have led me to become an advocate for youth, women and the LGBTQIA+ community, and led to a commitment for the advancement of the African continent, it’s people, and those of the diaspora. I am excited to continue a career in education at one of Africa’s premier academic institutions for youth!”