Int’l Children’s Peace Winner, Abraham Keita in U.S. as Guest of HEAL

Flash Back L/R: Madam Laymah Gbowee Presenting the int'l Children's Peace Award
Flash Back L/R: Madam Laymah Gbowee Presenting the int’l Children’s Peace Award

Atlanta, Georgia – 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize winner, Ambassador Abraham M. Keita, is currently on a 4 day visit to Atlanta, GA at the invitation of H.E.A.L (Help Educate & Assist Lives), Inc. According to a dispatch from the US, on September 7, spoke at Habitat for Humanity International Headquarters where he lobbied and gave  reasons for the building of decent houses for West Point residents; a decision HFHI is considering.

Habitat for Humanity International is worldwide non-profit that builds houses for poor and disadvantaged people. Over the years, HFHI has assisted millions of people from around the world by building or proving for them what they can call ‘homes’.

West Point is currently affected by ongoing sea erosion, which has made over 6,000 residents homeless. Keita’s fight to have HFHI  come to Liberia to build new houses or improve homes for West Point residents could bring a ‘joy’ they might never forget.

Born in West Point, the Children’s Peace Prize winner has not forgotten his roots. Everywhere he goes, he continues to push the plight of West Pointers and Liberians in general. West Point, on many instances, has been hardly hit by natural disasters.

In another development, Amb. Keita will, on September 9, 2016, speak at the Society of International Business Fellows Atlanta Chapter’s breakfast to discuss the importance of supporting non-profit organizations that work with and for underprivileged children in Liberia, Africa and the world.

On the same day, he is expected to visit the prestigious Morehouse College. During his visit at the college, he will meet with administrators, faculty members, and students. Morehouse is a historical African-American University that has produced great, renowned and successful people including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ambassador Andrew Young and actor Samuel L. Jackson.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.