Leo Nupolu Johnson, founder and Executive Director of Empowerment Squared spoke to the club about his organization.
Leo spent 8 years in refugee camps in the Ivory Coast and Ghana having fled from civil war. He settled in Canada in 2006 as a government assisted refugee. In 2007, Leo founded CURE (Care for Underprivileged and Refugee Empowerment) a charitable organization committed to education and overcoming conflict, particularly within immigrant, refugee and similar underprivileged communities. Under Leo's leadership, the organization has assisted over 1500 newcomer youth and families with settling in Canada. The organization has made significant progress towards opening the groundbreaking Liberian Learning Center which will house the first and only public library in the West African Nation of Liberia.
Member, Emilio Raimondo thanked our speaker.