In 2001, 92Y and Ford Motor Company joined together to create the Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of the 92nd Street Y. Each year, the program invites a select group of promising individuals from different countries to participate in a three-week residency at 92Y. So far the program has welcomed 177 participants from 47 countries.
The Ford Fellows take classes in nonprofit management and leadership; visit model nonprofit organizations; focus on building partnerships between nonprofit, business and government communities; and make useful contacts. They return to their homelands with renewed vigor, increased management expertise and the knowledge that they are a vital part of a global institution.
Our hope is that their experiences as Ford Fellows will help them have a significant positive impact on their communities, on their countries and—collectively—on the world.
"Matooke is a staple food of my tribe—the Baganda tribe of Buganda, Uganda." Victoria Nalongo Namusisi, 2006 Ford Fellow
- 10 green plantains (matooke)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 2.2 lbs. ground peanuts
- 1 tsp. cow ghee (clarified butter)
Peel and wash the plantains. Put them in a saucepan and steam for 10 minutes. Add onions, tomatoes and ground peanuts. Boil for another 10 minutes on low flame. Add ghee 5 minutes before serving.