|Tegloma Federation Staff of Office|
This Saturday October 4, 2014, members of the Minnesota Chapter of Tegloma, a Sierra Leone sociocultural organization will be hosting a cultural extravaganza at the East Side Neighborhood Services Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to inaugurate their new and dynamic Chapter Chief Lahai Ansumana.
|Tegloma Minnesota Presiden|
Chief Ansumana Lahai
Chief Lahai Ansumana, a health care professional at the Hennepin County Medical Center will be inaugurated in traditional Sierra Leone style by the leadership of The Tegloma International Federation. Tegloma Federation Chairman Mustapha Sheriff, will officiate the inauguration and also preside over the ceremonies.
Chief Lahai Ansumana took over from two term Chapter Chief Hassan Hendrickson Kamara, under whose leadership Tegloma Minnesota Chapter became one of the strongest chapters in the Tegloma International Federation.
Tegloma Minnesota Chapter joined the Federation in the year 2000, but has in that short time contributed immensely to the activities of the Federation. Currently the Federation Financial Secretary and Assistant Financial Secretary are both from Tegloma Minnesota. In the last Federation government, the Federation Vice Chairman and the Federation Board Secretary General were both from Tegloma Minnesota. The last President of the Tegloma Midwest Coalition was also from Tegloma Minnesota.
|Chief Lahai and Some Minnesota|
Currently Tegloma Minnesota Chapter members provide social support to each other in periods of celebrations and bereavement, engage in activities to encourage the education of members children, and have a charity project (Tegloma Minnesota Aid Project-TEMAP) which provides educational assistance to schools chosen at random in Sierra Leone. The organization is also a leading promoter of Sierra Leone indigenous culture in the diaspora.
|Tegloma Federation Chairman|
Tegloma Minnesota Chapter also has a life insurance policy program in place for all its active members and their dependants. The Chapter is an integral member of the Sierra Leone Community in Minnesota (SLCM) the umbrella organization for all Sierra Leone organizations in the state.