Personality of the week is a weekly program created by our team to highlight the leadership and contribution of individual that are making a positive impact in our community. This week POTW is brother Musa Fofana from ATL. He was born into the bless union of Mr. Sekou Fofana and Hajah Matenneh Kamara in Salayea, Lofa County, Republic of Liberia.
Mr. Fofana attended the Salayea Islamic School, Islamic Training School in Kakata Margibi County, Liberia. Salafiya Grammar School in Monrovia, Liberia. He then Attended the Lutheran Training Institute (LTI) in Salayea. Mr. Fofana studied Islamic Propagation And Jounalism at the International University of Africa (I.U.A) in Khartoum Sudan. While studying in Sudan, Mr. Fofana served as the Secretary and President of the Liberian Student Association respectively. He also served as the Secretary General of the Board of Trustees of the West African Student Union in Sudan. He also worked for the Washington, D.C. based African Health Foundation operating in Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Uganda. Mr. Fofana migrated to the U.S.A, and studied Business Administration at the American InterContinental University (A.I.U.) in Atlanta, Georgia U.S.A.
Mr. Fofana is an educator; when he returned to Liberia after his studies in Sudan and before migrating to the U.S.A. he volunteered as a teacher at Fofana Islamic School and Muslim Congress in Monrovia.
Mr. Musa Fofana is a long time strong member of the FELMAUSA establishment. He served as the Special Outreach Envoy during the leadership of the First FELMAUSA Leadership under President Mohamed Richmond Konneh. During his tenure as special envoy, Mr. Fofana travelled extensively within and outside of the United States on behalf of Felmausa. During one of his trips to Guinea, he was instrumental in mobilizing the Liberian Mandingoes in Conakry as the result of which the Association of the Liberian Mandingoes in Guinea (ASMAG) was established. During another such visit to Liberia, with coordination of the Concerned Mandingo Society of Liberia (COMALS) he recommended to the FELMAUSA Leadership to establish an education foundation in Liberia to offer scholarship to deserving Mandingo students. Through this initiative, the FELMAUSA Education Program was first launched. Mr. Fofana then joined the FEALMAUSA Board of Directors and was elected Secretary for the BOD for two consecutive terms. Ladies and gentlemen please congratulate our brother Musa Fofana for this tremendous community service and for been recognize as POTW.
” Keep doing good, you don’t know who’s watching”