US-based Liberian NGO To Host Annual Banquet In Texas

The Change Agent Network (CAN-USA) will host a gala in the city of Dallas, Texas, USA to celebrate their collective impact and progress, ready to get the inspiration you need to reach your goals .

CAN-USA Founder and Executive Director Eric Willise Wowoh said special guests included former U.S. President George W. Bush, the Catholic Diocese of DFW, the International Relief Commission of Dallas, and Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson. said to be included. Dallas city.

These great people and organizations have been recognized for the vital role they played in ending the civil war in Liberia and resettling and giving new lives to tens of thousands of Liberian refugees like Eric Wau himself. Highly regarded and honored. American state.

This year’s dinner party, which is held every year, “The Collective Influence of Liberia and Texas on Social Change”.

“A joint event of this kind will shed light on the many important issues facing both Liberia and Texas in the areas of education, social justice, equality, diversity, inclusion, economic opportunity, health care and love. We believe it provides a great opportunity for humanity,” Wow told the newspaper from his office in Dallas, Texas.

The event will take place on Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM at the DoubleTree by Hilton on the North Central Expressway in Dallas, Texas.

Dallas and Liberia were linked during the deadly Ebola crisis of 2015. Dallas was the epicenter outside West Africa. Through the tragedy that took place in Dallas that year, much awareness, support and prayer greatly helped Liberia rid itself of the deadly virus.

Liberia’s Ambassador to the United States, Jeff Gongo Dwana, is also expected to grace the occasion, and on behalf of Liberia and its government, thank you for all the amazing, life-changing work being done in Liberia by the citizens of Texas. Express gratitude and appreciation. .

Sounds and other activities to enliven the night of the banquet are provided by the Bandankoro African Dance Group. They help educate and inspire audiences through West African arts and culture.

It will be hosted by German-Liberian storyteller, comedian and author Michael Yentsch. He is recognized as Liberia’s most famous storyteller, bringing ancient animal tales to life and teaching audiences around the world the nearly extinct art of the Liberian storyteller. He also earned a reputation as Liberia’s only white comedian, performing shows in pure Liberian pidgin English, shedding light on the uniquely Liberian humor.

About CAN & Wowoh

Eric Willise Wowoh is a former Liberian refugee. Since 2015 he has been a permanent resident in Dallas, Texas, USA. He was brought to the United States in 2006 on a refugee resettlement program administered by the U.S. government and the Catholic Diocese of Acadiana, Louisiana.

He arrived unknown to anyone, with no funds, no job, and full of fear and confusion. By the grace of his God, he befriended the kind people of Lafayette, Louisiana, gradually stepping in and helping his native Liberia.

His great works are underpinned by the power of prayer. Currently, 23 schools have been established, educating thousands of children in his six counties in Liberia. The organization also established the Change His Agent Network University (CAN-U) in Fisib Town, Zorzol District, Lofa County in northern Liberia.

Through CAN’s 20-year impact, investments have been made to transform Liberia through education, mentorship and sustainable development. Over 3.5 million US dollars have been raised over 16 years to support CAN’s inspiring work.

Eric shipped 15 40-foot containers filled with various supplies to Liberia. He has shipped four school buses to rural schools in Liberia, and he is building three more. He has built 23 schools in his six counties in Liberia, educated more than 4,000 underprivileged children, and has so far employed his 300 staff across the country.

Other things Eric and CAN have accomplished so far include graduating over 2000 students. He built and donated nine homes for homeless families. Construction of the Change Agent Network University (CAN-U) underway in Lofa County, Liberia. Completed 4 guest houses. Provided clean and safe drinking water wells to 10 schools and communities. Her Pay-It-Forward program provided farm tools, seeds and village savings loans to more than 110 women in rural Liberia. Accompanying over 100 Americans to Liberia on short missions and volunteer trips. We have also expanded the scope of our engagement by establishing partnerships with other service organizations in countries such as Sierra Leone, Malawi and Ghana. press release

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