Posted by Peter Szoke on Nov 01, 2019
At this week's meeting, our speaker was Mr. Leo Nupolu-Johnson.  He provided an inspirational story of being homeless on the streets of Monrovia, Liberia, to immigrating to Canada, studying at McMaster University, and launching an organization Empowerment Squared, and becoming a Rotarian.  What a Canadian immigrant success story!
One of Empowerment Squared mandate's is to help new immigrants to Canada to fit in and adapt as easily as possible.  Of course this is a huge benefit to the immigrants.  But it is also a benefit to Canada to have new immigrants become productive members of society.
Currently, one of Empowered Squares key projects is to help create the Liberian Learning Center in Monrovia.  The project includes a library, meeting rooms, and a small business incubator.  It is an ambitious and noble project! 
Below is a photo of Leo with our club president, Gord Vandyke at our meeting.