Monrovia 2017 Sister Port Roundtable Discussion

On March 27, 2017, in Consulate News, by The Liberian Consulate

Almost seven years have passed since the first sister-port agreement was signed between The National Port Authority of Liberia and The Georgia Port Authority in Savannah. This past December, a delegation from Georgia traveled along with Honorary Consul General Cynthia Blandford to discuss strengthening the relationship between the two ports.

Mr. Bart Gobell, director of statewide development and governmental affairs at the Georgia Ports Authority was among the delegation from Georgia to sit at the sister port round table discussion.

Please read the following published articles to learn more about the port round table discussion that took place in Liberia.

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Cynthia Blandford and members of the delegation with Vice President Joseph Boakai in Monrovia, Liberia.

A few months ago, Global Atlanta shared a wonderful story about what we have been accomplishing at the Liberian Consulate in Georgia. The magazine stated,

With the ebola crisis behind it, Cynthia Blandford, Liberia’s honorary consul in Atlanta, has been actively strengthening Georgia’s business and educational ties with the West African country.

Read the rest of this article here.


Join Us for a Campaign to Help Barefoot Children in Liberia

On March 24, 2017, in Consulate News, by The Liberian Consulate

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The University Club DC 1135 16th Street, N.W.,

Washington, DC 20036

April 17, 2017
6 p.m.-9 p.m.

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On October 13, 2016, in Consulate News, by The Liberian Consulate

Tonight the Liberian Consulate in Georgia is sponsoring the University Consortium for Liberia’s second annual United for Liberia Fundraising Gala. Join us in our 24 hour challenge to raise $10,000 for Study Abroad Opportunities for Liberian students wanting to study in the US and American students wanting to study in Liberia.



MedShare Ships Container to Liberia

On July 17, 2016, in Consulate News, by The Liberian Consulate

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The Liberian Consulate in Georgia along with members of the Liberian community  met with MedShare International early on Monday June 27 to send off a 40 ft container. The container, full of medical supplies, was shipped to Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia from the MedShare Southeast headquarter in Decatur, Georgia.

MedShare International partners with local hospitals saving tons of medical supplies from landfills. The organization ships these supplies to countries in need.

The Liberian Consulate wants to say a special thanks to MedShare Vice President Nell Diallo and MedShare for their commitment to provide quality medical supplies to Redemption Hospital and other communities of need.

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On Friday June 17, Global Atlanta featured an article about the University Consortium for Liberia (UCL) Chief Financial Officer and PhD candidate Saki Golafale. Right now, Saki is in Liberia campaigning for the UCL and giving back to Liberian chemistry students with his ChemTalk lecture. As a former UCL student, after he receives his PhD in chemistry from Clark Atlanta University, Saki must return to Liberia and teach for two years.

The article states:

When Saki T. Golafale had the chance to address an education and business conference four years ago at the University of Liberia in Monrovia, Liberia, he took full advantage to decry the lack of laboratories, equipment and textbooks at his alma mater blocking his efforts to further his chemistry studies.

Liberia was still getting over decades of civil wars that claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of Liberians, and the ebola crisis still hadn’t taken hold.

Click here to continue reading about how Saki became involved with the UCL and to learn more about his trip to Liberia.


First Lady and Family

On Wednesday June 15 , the White House announced that First Lady Michelle Obama, her mother  Mrs. Marian Robinson and her teenage daughters Malia and Sasha will visit Liberia at the end of this month. The trip comes as a part of the First Lady’s “Let Girls Learn” global initiative.

In Liberia, the First Lady will visit a Peace Corps Training Facility in Kakata, where she will meet with girls and young women participating in a GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) Camp.  Her visit will highlight both the Peace Corps’ work to help girls in under served communities build self-confidence, communication, and other leadership skills and new programming from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) aimed at improving access to quality education and life skills for adolescent girls across Liberia.

Also in Liberia, the First Lady will visit a school in Unification Town for a discussion with adolescent girls who have faced serious obstacles in attaining an education.  This discussion will be moderated by actress Freida Pinto, an advocate for girls’ education. The conversation will highlight both the educational barriers girls face as Liberia moves beyond the Ebola epidemic, and the U.S. Government’s efforts to continue to address those barriers and provide adolescent girls with equitable access to safe and quality education.  President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will join Mrs. Obama during her visit.  The First Lady’s events in Liberia will take place on June 27, the White House said.

The First Lady and her family also plan on visiting Morocco and Spain during the global initiative tour.

At the same time, the University Consortium for Liberia’s (UCL) CFO Saki Golafale will be in Liberia promoting UCL’s collaborative learning initiative and chemistry discussions. Read more about his trip on Global Atlanta’s webpage. Learn more about UCl’s educational programs and the upcoming annual fundraising gala at

Children Tour Consulate

This Spring Break, Liberian pastor Lawrence E Kennedy of Bethel Outreach Ministries in Norcross, Georgia planned a trip to the Liberian Consulate Office with a group of Liberian youths. Spring Break often involves trips to the beach or vacations to places where large bodies of cool water are present, but Pastor Kennedy had a different idea. He organized a small group of Liberian children and a Liberian teacher to take a tour of the Liberian Consulate in Georgia. Cynthia Lynn Blandford, Honorary Consul General led the tour answering questions and delving out interesting facts about Liberia and its leaders.

“What does that key open,” one student asked while pointing to the large golden key sitting in a velvet box in the office corridor.

Key to the City

“It’s the key to the City of Savannah,” Honorary Consul General Cynthia Lynn Blandford answered as she explained how the key is a welcoming symbol that does not open any physical doors.

The key, which offers the Liberian government access to the Mayor and wonderful people of the beautiful city of Savannah, was presented to the Liberian Ambassador and the Honorary Consul on February 26, 2016, during a visit to Savannah, Georgia at the invitation of Senator Lester Jackson.

The Honorary Consul General showcased pictures of Liberia’s leaders and other artifacts in the office. As the group weaved through the space asking questions and receiving answers, they made their way back to the entrance where they posed for several pictures.

Youth and Consulate Office

Group posed with consulate volunteers Miatta Sonii and Adem Sonii, Honorary Consul General Cynthia Blandford, and consulate intern Manseen Logan.

The Liberian consulate office is opened Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only for visa and consular services.