KU hosting women from Egypt, Morocco as part of U.S. State Department leadership program

Twenty women from Egypt and Morocco are spending a month at the University of Kansas to learn lessons in leadership.

The visit is funded through a $240,000 grant from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program is designed to give the women a better understanding of the United States and to develop future leaders.

While they’re in Lawrence, the women will volunteer for local service projects and design a project on social change. They’ll also visit state government offices in Topeka government and the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Mo.

After Kansas, the women will spend time in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., to learn more about democracy and the role of women in the development of the United States.