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Next General Meeting 

Date: Sunday 5th February 2012

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Albert Academy Alumni Association (UK)

An Introduction 

We are delighted to welcome you to the Home Page of the website of the Albert Academy Alumni Association (UK).

The Association came into fruition in 1993 under the aegis of Derek Beoku-Betts as founding Chair with the following founding members: 



  • Foday Lansana
  • Buffy Bailor
  • Philip Johnson
  • Nikita Leigh
  • Ken Turner
  • Ahmed Sesay
  • George Macarthy
  • Willie George
  • Philip Macauley
  • Victor French
  • Athanasius Davies
  • Brimah Sesay (deceased) 

This Alumni has been a trailblazer amongst the Alumni Associations especially given some of its key milestone achievements projects as shown on our Projects Pages. Other milestones include: 

  • The establishment of the Ada Bailor Scholarship Fund in 1994 in memory of a past principal who was universally recognised as one of the most influential educationist in West Africa. She was a major driving force in the formation of this Association. 
  • In 1998, the Association undertook a landmark debate “Education in Sierra Leone”  at Kensington Temple in West London, chaired by Dr Cyrus Macfoy. 
  • Well over 100 scholarships have been provided since inception. We are targeting to issue at least 50 scholarships for the next academic year. As you read this, you are encouraged to donate on line as many scholarships as you wish at $100 (£65) per student to cover tuition fees, uniform, books & pocket money for a year. Of course all donations of any amount will be gratefully received. 
  • The Association has established two highly successful brand names that generate the major portion of our much needed funds:
  1.  Jeans Nite – an annual Easter disco which at one time attracted a record breaking capacity crowd of well over 600 at the Millwall Football club and
  2.  Family Fun Day– a huge outdoor family based picnic activities over the August Bank Holiday. 
  • We are the only Alumni in the Diaspora to have successfully reached out & forged very strong symbiotic ties with our American & Sierra Leonean counterparts. 

It is gratifying to note that we continue to lead by example in the Diaspora with other Alumni beginning to emulate us in supporting the disadvantaged back home. 

At one time, the idea was mooted for the Alumni to support the school going private. This idea was finally shelved when it became obvious that such a move was not supported by a majority of stakeholders. It was concluded that a very large number of highly talented children would be denied a well deserved opportunity at education.  This would have flown in the face of the raison d'être of the school being set up by its founding fathers – educational opportunity for all, especially the disadvantaged. This is precisely why your support, especially financial, will make all the difference.

Albert Academy Alumni Association (UK) is a registered Charity Organisation No. 1055635 which is regulated by the Charity Commission for Engalnd and Wales.

Last Updated (Saturday, 14 January 2012 14:08)

 

Albert Academy Alumni Association Executive    

2011/2012 Team

Executive Members

Chairperson                                                        Nikita Leigh

Vice Chair                                                           Charles KaiKai

Treasurer                                                           Corrine Renner-Thomas

Secretary General                                               Dorothy Leigh

Organising Secretary                                           John Marcus-Taylor

Ex-Officio (1)                                                      Sarif Easmon-Dura

Ex-Officio (2)                                                      Philip Johnson

Trustee (1)                                                         John Sorbah-Green                                                       

Trustee (2)                                                         Foday Lansana                                           

  

Non-Executive Officers

 Assistant Treasurer                                            Philip Johnson

Assistant Secretary                                            Ahmed Sesay

Assistant Organising Secretary                            Joseph Carew

Auditor (1)                                                         Bamikole Roberts

Auditor (2)                                                         Jacqueline John

Chair’s Adviser (1)                                              Philip Johnson

Chair’s Adviser (2)                                              Derek Beoku-Betts

Pastoral Officer                                                  Simon Africanus Rowe

Projects & Scholarships Co-ordinator                    Sam Kanu

Director of Public Relations                                  Ken Turner

Public Relations Committee:

Ken Turner

Hawa Sesay

Corrine Renner-Thomas

John Marcus-Taylor

Charles Kaikai

 

 

 

 
Chairpersons

CHAIRPERSONS OF THE AAAA(UK)

1993 - 1995: Mr. Derek Beoku-Betts 

1995 - 1996: Mr. Philip Johnson

1996 - 1997: Mr. George Macarthy

1997 - 1999: Mr. Foday Lansana

1999 - 2001: Mr. Buffy Bailor

2001 - 2005: Mr Bokarie Lewis- Kamara

2005 - 2007: Mr. Sam Saxo Kanu

2007 - 2009: Mr. Desmond Pratt

2009 - Present: Mr. Nikita Leigh

 
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