UBSSL 2016 Goodwill Ambassador Award Recipient

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

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 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. 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 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

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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2013 Goodwill Award Recipients

Adisa Septuri – Humanitarian Leadership Award Honoree Adisa Septuri is Founder, President & CEO of The Finaza Foundation. The Foundation, which was founded in 2009, is committed to the enrichment of impoverished children’s lives in Kono, Sierra Leone. Finaza has been providing primary and secondary school scholarships for deserving children …

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