June 28, 2014
Young African leaders with the Presidential Precinct program are continuing their work in Central Virginia by touring small towns.
On Saturday they spent the day touring Scottsville in Albemarle County.
The fellows began by meeting the town council in Scottsville. Then they traveled to Pine Knot, President Teddy Roosevelt’s get-away house, for lunch.
The day gave them first-hand experience on how small towns work and how they can better serve rural communities in their countries.
“A lot of our fellows come from urban communities, but they also have the responsibility for overseeing the growth of small towns so Scottsville is a perfect example,” says Neal Piper, managing director for the Presidential Precinct.
“It's all amazing and smooth flowing,” says Jacob Ouma, Fellow from Kenya. “This place is tranquil and you get to get in touch with nature at its fullest.”
The fellows, representing 18 African countries, also got a change to canoe on the James River.