Coming to America: Young African Leaders Vibe With Obama
By Any Means Necessary
"And the response was overwhelming. Across the continent, young men and women set out on a journey. In remote villages with no phones and Internet, they navigated the back roads, and they traveled by bus and train to reach larger towns and cities — just to get an online application for the program. One young woman from rural Zimbabwe took a five-hour bus ride, then another six-hour bus ride, then another seven-hour bus ride — a two-day journey — just to get her interview," the president said. Ultimately, 50,000 "extraordinary" people applied for the 500 slots in the program.