|Tegloma Federation Chairman|
|Tegloma Federation Vice Chair|
|Tegloma Federation Board Chairman|
|Convention Host New England Chief|
Contance Barkon "Mama Africa"
The Tegloma Federation currently provides many services to its members. Many of its individual chapters are also engaged in independent relief services in rural areas of Sierra Leone. The organization provides scholarships for deserving students all around the country, has supplied medical equipment to hospitals in Sierra Leone and was one of the first indigenous Sierra Leone diaspora organizations to fly personal protective equipment into the country at the beginning of the recent Ebola crisis.
|Chief Lahai Ansumana of Minnesota|
Of immediate concern to Tegloma is the plight of the children orphaned by Ebola, and the need to help Ebola hit communities with small scale projects to restart their lives. There will also be a greater concentration on increasing the capacity of schools in rural communities in the country. Tegloma is currently planning to open a multipurpose center in Bo, Southern Sierra Leone.
|New Tegloma DVC Chief|
At the mini-convention, new chapter chiefs were introduced, including Mrs Constance Barkon, the Chief of Tegloma New England, Mr. Lahai Ansumana, the Chief of Tegloma Minnesota Chapter, Mr. Augustine Kebbie, the chief of the Tegloma Delaware Valley Chapter, and Mrs Elizabeth Mamie Bockarie, the chief of Tegloma Dallas.
|Mr. Joseph Ngaojia|
Mr. David Kolima Williams outlined a Cultural Life Insurance and Disability scheme that received a lot of attention and members voted for the project to be further explored and fine tuned for adoption. The scheme received the support of both the Board Chairman Abu Bhonapha and the Federation Chairman Mustapha Sheriff. Mr Joseph Ngaojia of the Garden State Chapter gave a presentation on Tegloma and Social Media that was also well received.
|New Tegloma Dallas Chief|
Elizabeth Mamie Bockarie
|Board Chairnan Abu Bhonapha and|
Fed. Sec. Gen. Amos Allie
|Mrs Julia Hawa Conteh|
Federation Chair Candidate
The Convention keynote Speaker Mrs. Fisher implored members of the organization to practice forgiveness in order to achieve progress. This was particularly relevant as some aggrieved members of the DVC chapter had come to the convention as the Dover Group, intent on forming a new chapter. Most Tegloma members were against the formation of a new chapter and urged members of DVC to find a way to settle their long running differences. The Convention also celebrated the Birthday of former Federation Chairman Sam Saidu.
|New York Chief |
|Ex-Chairman Sam Saidu and Wife|
|Elizabeth Momoh Vice Chair|
|Mr. Kolima Williams on Tegloma|
Life Insurance Scheme
The Boston Convention received an "A," as the hospitality of the hosts led by Chief Constance Barkon and the Federation Board
Vice Chair Hawa Alice Kallon "Apkaji" was remarkable. All the chapter members rose to the occasion and Mr. Enoch Johnson deserves special mention for being there everytime people wanted to move from one place to the other.