CLMSD inaugurates new Social Education initiative for African Children

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Center for Leadership and Management for Sustainable Development (CLMSD) have launched a new Social Education Initiative for African Children in Madison, Wisconsin in the United States.

The initiative targets to help educate and enlighten African children born or raised in the USA to learn  about African history, it’s diverse  culture and traditions,  moral values,  character and ethics, spiritual and leadership development to  advance their personal and professional growth.

Founder Jobarteh Fofana, said the initiative represents a significant step for the African community living in Madison. “It is a non-governmental and a non-profit social development organisation with a socially driven mission to promote excellence in leadership development across all levels of the society,” he said.

Mr. Fofana said CLMSD is currently on the process of registering in Wisconsin, as a foreign non-profit organization to be able to foster and build new partnership and cooperation, while commending co-partner, Sarjo Touray; an outspoken local community religious leader  for his  outstanding support in  organising such a laudable initiative.

President of Rawdatul Majalis Dr. Baba Drammeh congratulated CLMSD for the incredible initiative which, he said have come at a better time. He promised his Organisation’s readiness to support and collaborate with CLMSD on the endeavor.

Guest speaker Lang Barrow, an executive member of Jarra Madison Association hailed CLMSD for what he called the strategic initiative aimed at promoting both personal and professional  development and the growth of young African children living in the USA. He appealed to all parents to give their full support for effective implementation of the program. 

Benjamin, president of the Union of Nigerians living in Wisconsin also urged all stakeholders to actively support the initiative in any capacity they can, noting that parents have key role to play in the sustainability of the initiative. 

Prominent Gambian youth advocate and executive member of Gambia Madison Association, Jerreh Jarju thanked and expressed appreciation to CLMSD for the ‘amazing’ initiative.

He called on the African community living in Madison to take advantage of the opportunity while appealing to other African diaspora communities to replicate similar program in their communities and be more creative and innovative to be able to make a difference in their respective African communities.   

Author: Fatou Bojang