TWO BROWNITES SELECTED FOR THE HARVARD CROSSROADS EMERGING LEADERS PROGRAM
-By CHINEDU NWADURU
ABH, IBADAN- Two noble residents of the Alexander Brown Hall have recently been selected for the second annual Harvard Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program. Welcoming 70 first-generation college students from Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and South Asia to the Second Annual Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program in Dubai, Tunde Abdfawaz Oyebamiji (Right photo- 600 level, Medicine and Surgery) and Segun Afolaranmi (Left photo -600 level, Medicine and Surgery) will be welcomed by Harvard Professors to the programme.
A unique, fully-funded career development opportunity for accomplished, ambitious young people who have already had to overcome significant barriers to higher education, the 2018 program will see a larger, even more diverse group of students exposed to a greater variety of disciplines within Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM), business and leadership.
From over 1752 applicants, only 70 students were selected for a weeklong programme in Dubai to be led by professors of the Harvard School of Business. The program will cover the costs of international travel, board, lodging and class materials, for students who are the first in their families to attend college and may also be facing challenging financial and social circumstances that discourage them from applying to postgraduate schools.
Crossroads is organized in partnership with the Harvard Business School Club of the Gulf Cooperation Council, with the support of DIFC, Air Arabia, the Dubai Future Accelerator and Expo 2020.
Congratulations to Segun Afolaranmi and Tunde Oyebamiji!