UBSSL 2016 Goodwill Ambassador Award Recipient

Mr. Patrick Faucette

Patrick Faucette is a native of Willingboro, New Jersey and a man of many talents: actor, writer, musician and athlete.  Patrick played football at Boston University where he earned an athletic scholarship and a degree in Physical Therapy. Leaving his East Coast roots, Patrick moved to San Francisco and quickly …

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UBSSL 2016 Community Leadership Award Recipient

Sierra Leone Nurses Association

The Sierra Leone Nurses Association – California (SLNA-CA) is a registered not-for-profit organization whose primary purpose is to assist in improving the health care system in Sierra Leone. They do so by helping to provide the people of Sierra Leone access to simple but important medical equipment and supplies needed …

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UBSSL 2016 Humanitarian Leadership Award Recipient

Mr. Alton Harding

Mr. Alton Harding is the founder and president of Hands for Africa. While Alton was born in Manhattan, New York, he attended junior high and high school in Sierra Leone. Alton studied international relations and economics at California State University, Long Beach, and he credits his strong Christian upbringing for his discipline. …

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2016 UBSSL Jewel Award Recipient

Dr. Malcolm Finney 
2016 Sierra Leonean Jewel Award Honoree

  Dr. Malcom Finney attended the Prince of Wales Secondary School, Kingtom (Form 1-5) and the St. Edwards Secondary School (6th form). He graduated from FBC, University of Sierra Leone, with a BA (Honors) in English in 1984, and taught at Alma Mater for a year (1984-85). He received a …

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UBSSL 2016 Goodwill Award Recipient

Dr. Matthew Waxman

Dr. Matthew Waxman returned to Los Angeles in March 2015 from Sierra Leone, West Africa, where he spent two months in Lunsar clinic treating patients with Ebola. Waxman is an assistant clinical professor of emergency medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and an attending physician in emergency medicine …

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UBSSL 2015 Goodwill Award Recipients

2015 Humanitarian Leadership Award Honoree

Yele Strasser-King has been happily married for over two decades to Raymond Strasser-King, and blessed with 3 wonderful children. She attended St. Anthony’s Primary School and St. Joseph’s Secondary, Freetown, Sierra Leone where she was house captain and senior prefect. She also worked at the American Life Insurance Company while …

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2015 Dance and Dance Fundraiser

2015 Dinner and Dance

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Saturday, April 25th, 2015 Howard Johnson Hotel & Conference Center. Fullerton. California. View pictures from our event or read the President’s Message.  

2014 Dinner & Dance Fundraising Event

United Brothers and Sisters of Sierra Leone hosted a Dinner and Dance event in celebration of Sierra Leone’s 53rd Anniversary of Independence.  View pictures from our event or read the President’s Message.