On March 17th Ambassador Raynor attended the launch of 2014 YALI Washington Mandela Fellow Nicase Degvano’s YALI Club in Bohicon. Nicaise was one of six young Beninese leaders who traveled to the United States last summer through President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Through this program, the fellows attended U.S. universities and received training in leadership, civic engagement, entrepreneurship, and public management. Upon their return to Benin, each pledged to share what they had learned and mentor others in their community. Nicaise’s YALI Club will serve as his platform for mentoring others. Through the club’s activities, the people of Bohicon will benefit from Nicaise’s YALI experience.