NOMINATED FOR OUTSTANDING AFRICAN STUDENT IN CHINA
I am a student of the University of Science and Technology Beijing
doing, reading Telecommunication and Information Systems.
I have been in China since 2010 and all of these years I have been in
the class room as a student, however besides being a student in the
classroom I also was involved in activities with African students here
in China most especially with the Liberian student community here in
Liberian Student Community 2011-2013
With the Liberian students here in China I have been at the front for
championing Unity away from home. With said passion I became the
Secretary General for the Liberian students Union in Beijing an
Auxiliary body of the Liberian Student Union in China. During that
time I worked along with my colleagues raising awareness amongst
Liberian students that a union existed to cater to the needs of those
(Liberian students) in Beijing. Was involved in reaching out to
students from other countries as well as trying to form union between
other student organizations here in Beijing
we also were working alongside couple of our colleagues from the
Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ivory Coast to form the Man River Union
Students Association (Mano River is the river that forms border
between originally Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea of recent Ivory
Coast was added). Setting up this student group, our goal was to
provide knowledge about the Mano River Union, to foster unity amongst
students from these Mano River countries.
Based on my work with students for the Liberian Community I was
elected Coordinator of the Liberian students in Beijing from
2014-2015. During my tenure there we receive students from home at
that time at that same time Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone were all
hit with the deadly Ebola. As a way to contribute to helping the
people back home. We started an initiative to provide PPEs and other
assorted items to victims of the deadly disease. Along with some
colleagues we manage to send these items home that were onwards
distributed by Liberian Association of Chinese Scholars.
Having completed I returned home to contribute to rebuilding and
putting together what was left after the country was pronounced Ebola
free by WHO (World Health Organization). While at home.
I returned to China 2016 to further my education. Few months in China,
I was honored to be part of Africans to talk about their country to
group of teenage Chinese and foreign students at the Tsinghua
International School. It was an honor.
With the above mentioned I believe I am suitable for the award and I
believe my professional colleague that nominated me have seen my
passion in raising the Africanization (from the word Africa) awareness
here in China. It is my hope and prayer that even if I do not win this
award it will not stop me from reaching out to other Africans, Chinese
and others, fostering unity amongst students here because “in union
strong success is sure”.