Promoting awareness of COVID-19 through music
Originally published on the Mandela Washington Fellowship website.
Music is a universal language, able to unite people of all ages, nationalities, and abilities. This universality inspired Grace Jerry, a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumna from Nigeria, to educate people about COVID-19 through her song “Take Responsibility.”
The Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship exchange program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX. Since 2014, nearly 4,400 young leaders from every country in Sub-Saharan Africa have participated in the Fellowship.
Grace is founder of the Inclusive Friends Association—a nonprofit that promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in Nigeria—and a well-known disability rights advocate. An avid singer, Grace uses her platform and her voice to give back to her community and inspire hope among people with disabilities.
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