On Friday, June 24th, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson met at the U.S. Embassy with Ms. Kendra Bowe, a recent participant in the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Ms. Bowe, who currently serves as Executive Director at the Simpson C. Penn Foundation, was nominated to participate in the program due to her role working with at-risk youth. The IVLP exchange held in May 2016 focused on “Youth and Community Conflict Resolution”.
During the three-week exchange, she shared best practices with her U.S. counterparts and other participants representing a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences from a number of countries including Thailand, Ukraine, Australia, Cameroon, Gaza Strip, Hungary, India, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago and Zimbabwe. The group visited Washington, D.C., Jackson, Wyoming, Reno Nevada, Los Angeles, California and New Orleans, Louisiana.
During her courtesy call on Chargé Johnson, Ms. Bowe discussed her plans to apply her experience to her work with The Simpson C. Penn Foundation. She also shared her ideas about future partnerships and ideas for programming to share the knowledge gained from the program.
Ms. Bowe obtained an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from the College of The Bahamas and certifications in Child Psychology, Counseling, Anger Management, Leadership and Pro-literacy and America Volunteer Tutor Training.