Nacshon and Arieh Mimram (3rd and 4th from right) during a courtesy call on President Sirleaf.

Nacshon, Akon and Dr. Shannon May at the recent launch of Light To Learn in Monrovia

TO Illuminates Path to Education

When U.S. superstar Akon landed in Liberia a fortnight ago to launch the “Light to Learn Initiative” alongside Bridge Partnership Schools for Liberia, in his entourage were two gentlemen of whom not much has been said or heard of.

Nacshon and Arieh Mimran, born and bred in Senegal, are the founders of the NGO Tikkum Olam (TO). The brothers are the sons of Jean-Claude Mimran, founder of the Mimran Group, which has been an entrepreneurial force in Senegal’s agriculture sector for three generations.

Dr. Henry’s appointment was approved by the Board of Trustees

Baptist Seminary Gets New President

The Board of Trustees of the Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary (LBTS) has approved and appointed Rev. Dr. Terry Henry as the institution’s new president.

The approval and subsequent appointment of Rev. Dr. Henry comes following the Board’s third quarter session. He is to assume office on January 1, 2017.

Deacon Aaron Marshall, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, said the appointment was an overwhelming and unanimous action of the Board, giving rise to a successful turnover of Rev. Dr. Richard Wilson, who had served in that position for five years.

Mrs. Assaf called on the students to know themselves, while in search of academic knowledge

Muslim Congress Principal Lectures on Career Development

The principal of Muslim Congress High School (MCHS) has urged students to make choices that will lead to successful career development, noting, “It is also advisable for one to follow their intuition, or those things that motivate them in many choices.”

According to Mrs. Zainab Assaf, though career has traditionally been associated with paid employment, today’s world presents a very different perspective to this ideal–with the term seen as a continuous process of learning and development.

Pepperbird Bound for Freedom has 75 poems, representing his 75 years.

Tipoteh Publishes, Dedicates 2 Books

Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh the well-known Liberian politician and activist has published and is about to release two new books on the market. “Bite and Blow” and “Pepperbird Bound for Freedom,” were dedicated on the observance of the author’s 75th birthday this year.

The first book, “Bite and Blow,” is about growing up in and growing up out of poverty, portraying that it is possible to know the sources of poverty and how to end it through non-violent means.

Amb. Zhang (2nd from left), with Dr. Nelson and the Embassy staff, said CI will soon introduce lower level lessons of the Chinese language

Chinese Language and Culture for Primary, Secondary Students

The Confusion Institute (CI) at the University of Liberia (UL) has said it will introduce Chinese language lessons and culture to primary and secondary school students in Liberia soon.

CI co-Director Dr. Huang Baiqing made the disclosure recently when Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yue visited the institute at the UL campus.


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