The National President of the Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA), Moses D. Sandy, was one of several recipients of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the United Bassa Organizations in the Americas’ (UNIBOA) Outstanding and Dedicated Community Service Awards this weekend.
Mr. Sandy was recognized, hailed and honored for exceptional leadership and community service to Liberians in the United States. The honoring ceremony was held on Saturday, December 22, 2018, in Yeadon Township, Pennsylvania and it formed part of the Chapter’s inaugural program and annual Christmas party.
Receiving the award, the ALJA National Boss thanked the organization for the honor bestowed on him and his family. He vowed to keep up the good work. Mr. Sandy is a career journalist and social worker. He has extensive community advocacy and work experience. He and a group of dedicated US based Liberian Journalists resuscitated ALJA in 2014 after 10 years of dormancy. ALJA is a conglomeration of current and retired Liberian journalists residing in the Americas.
The Association was founded in 1998 in Washington, D.C. but crumbled in the year 2004 as a result internal crisis. ALJA seeks to foster companionship amongst its members and advance the causes of press freedom and good governance in Liberia.
As a result of Mr. Sandy and his colleagues’ outstanding work, ALJA is now a vivacious organization in the Americas with a steady growth in membership. The ALJA National President is married and he resides in New Castle, Delaware with his family.
Mr. Sandy is former chairman of the Delaware Liberian Community. Also, he is Team Manager-emeritus of the First State old Timers Sports Association located in Delaware.