By Danlette G. Washington
Today on ULAA Spotlight we are featuring Sele Max Fuah.
Sele Max Fuah is a professional social worker who has a bachelor degree in Social Work( BSW) from Stella Maris University, Mother Patern College of Health Sciences, Liberia and an advanced certificate in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Lund University, Faculty of Social Medicine and Global Health, Sweden.
Sele is also a social entrepreneur, mental health advocate, drug prevention and addiction professional and educator.
He is the co-founder of Smiling Faces International ( SFI).
Smiling Face International ( SFI) provides social, educational, youth leadership trainings and recreational projects to young people. The non-profit drives sustainable change and civic engagement by developing the confidence of emerging leaders through creative forms of expressions..
The WRITE LIBERIA project, a flagship program of SFI is an annual writing and creative arts contest that identifies, nurtures, and highlights creative young writers and talents in Liberia.
Sele has dedicated his career to mentoring and empowering students and youth all across Liberia by partnering with several high schools to improve the educational system and public health sector.
Moreover, in his quest to see better education, social justice, youth awareness and thriving communities in Liberia, Sele has worked closely with many high profile international organizations such as The Carter Center Liberia, USAID, US Embassy Monrovia as well as the Ministry of Education through the Division of School Health and Bureau of Planning and Research.
In February 2022, Sele received an IVLP Impact Award from the International Visitors Leadership Program ( IVLP) of the US Department of States for his civic engagement and youth development services in Liberia.
The grant award was used to launch the Young Ambassadors of Mental Health (YAMH) project to empower and train 30 students from 10 high schools across Liberia, using creative arts to raise awareness for mental health.
His project impacted more than 1,000 students and young people in Montserrado.
To know more about Sele and the works he does please click the links below: https://www.linkedin.com/in/selemaxfuah