Kimmie Weeks is an internationally acclaimed Liberian activist and humanitarian. He was born in Liberian in 1981 and is a survivor of the Liberian civil war. In 1997, Kimmie Weeks was forced to flee Liberia and was granted political asylum in the United States as a result of his advocacy for the disarmament of child soldiers. He started Youth Action International while in the United States and the organization has since provided education, health care and economic empowerment for close the 250,000 people in six post war African countries. Weeks has received many national and international awards for his work. Kimmie Weeks has served in many other capacities with the United Nations, with the Liberian government as Chairman of the Board for the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation, and as Communications Strategist for Orange Liberia. He currently serves as Executive Director of Youth Action International and as Senior Director of Africa Operations for Integrum Scientific. He is actively involved in various agriculture projects and is promoting sustainable agriculture as a solution for many of Africa’s fundamental problems.
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