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LIU Brooklyn Showcases Student Relief Efforts in Africa

Exhibit demonstrates students’ commitment to helping underserved communities in Sierra Leone through LIU’s Global Social Entrepreneurship Project

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Morgan Lyle,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University
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Brooklyn, N.Y. – The efforts of LIU Brooklyn students’ to assist health care facilities in Sierra Leone in western Africa is the subject of a photo exhibit this month at the campus in downtown Brooklyn.

Photos of the Global Social Entrepreneurship Project’s work in Sierra Leone will be on display through Oct. 31 in the lobby of Arnold and Marie Schwartz Humanities Hall at LIU Brooklyn (1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

GSEP consists of students, faculty and administrators from the LIU Brooklyn School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences, the School of Nursing and LIU Pharmacy who work with local officials and health care administrators in Sierra Leone to improve the nation’s devastated health care system. The 2013 trip, which ran from May 17 - May 29, was the group’s fourth annual visit.

The exhibit provides an opportunity for attendees to learn about LIU’s efforts to address the  challenges of infant mortality, lack of medical supplies and other health care issues.

Attendees at the exhibit’s opening reception in early October included Ernest Ndomahina, CEO of Kona Lodge in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and an activist for humanitarian causes, and Roselyn Momoh, former matron of Connaught Hospital in Freetown. Also in attendance were LIU professors Mohammed Ghriga, Dawn Kilts, Claudette Evans and Suzanna Gim.

More information about the GSEP can be found here. Persons interested in participating in GSEP should contact La’Shaina Dickerson at lashaina.dickerson@liu.edu.

Posted 10/22/2013

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