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A fundraising event will be held for Alhaji Seray Dumbuya, Saturday October 27th, 2012 in Maryland, USA. Full details of the event and a short biography on Alhaji Dumbuya follow:
Alhaji Seray Dumbuya was born in Port Loko, northern Sierra Leone, on March 2 1964. He attended the Schlenker Secondary School Port Loko and successfully took the General Certificate of Education (GCE) exams.
As a young man in Port Loko he was able to participate in his uncle, the late S. I. Koroma, 1st Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone’s self help projects. He was instrumental in organizing young boys to carry by wheel barrows and/or by their heads mixed cement to the contractors for the cementing and building of the Port Loko government hospital and other self help projects in Port Loko.
Thereafter, he worked at Lungi International Airport Hotel as Accounts Clerk for two years. He was later awarded a scholarship, in 1984, facilitated by Mr. Patrick Ojong, through the APC youth League education program, to study in Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic.
While in Czechoslovakia, Alhaji Dumbuya completed a five year Masters degree program in Social Science and Law and graduated in 1989, followed by a Jurist doctorate degree in International Law in 1991.
He came to United States from Czechoslovakia, in 1991 and enrolled at the University of Maryland’s Graduate School of Social Work in 1999 and graduated with a Masters in Social work (MSW) in June 2002.
He has worked since then in the field of social services and held positions like Mental Health Counselor, Behavior Specialist, Social Worker and currently he is the Program Director for United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. (UCAP), a community action agency established in 1957 to combat poverty in Prince George’s County. He is also a member of the Association of Social Workers, Maryland chapter.
Alhaji Dumbuya is the Secretary General of the Port Loko Descendants Association (PLDA) USA, and has participated in raising funds for the development of Port Loko District. He is a devout Muslim and a member of the Executive Committee of Prince George’s Muslim Association Mosque in Lanham, Maryland, and was part of the team responsible for organizing Muslims to perform the hajj pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Mecca.
He organized and invited the Hon. Alhaji Abu Bakarr Sam Sumana, Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, to visit and pray Friday prayer (Jumah) at Prince George’s Muslim Association mosque in Lanham, Maryland during the latter’s last visit to the United States.
Alhaji is also versed in conflict resolution and played a dominant role in brokering peace between the Sierra Leone Ambassador to USA H.E. Bockari Stevens and dissatisfied members of the APC North America branch.
Alhaji Dumbuya is happily married to his wife Dalla, and has four children. He enjoys reading, jogging and playing table tennis, but above all his love and passion are centered in mediation and conflict resolution.
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but character, integrity, health, knowledge, and good judgement in leadership will always be in demand under all conditions – these are the attributes of ALHAJI SERAY DUMBUYA –
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