Founder and Executive Director, Ben Daouda Toure'
Ben Daouda Toure' had a vision of providing information to his native West Africa that would stimulate free speech, improve health and the knowledge of human rights as discussed in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. His vision included providing assistance to West Africans and others throughout the diaspora interested in promoting and educating people worldwide on the richness of the West African Culture. He brought us all into a world that we could not find in many books published in the West...a world that only persons who are a part of the culture could relay. He opened the door for West African students worldwide to express themselves openly. In 2004, he along with Dr. Mamadou Diallo, participated as panelists at the Annual Non-Government Organizations/Department of Public Information (NGO/DPI) Workshop at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Since that time AFRAM GLOBAL Organization Inc. began preparing itself to become a viable applicant for NGO consultative status with the United Nations. Toure' , a respected political analyst and social commentator has written and spoken extensively on issues of corruption that serve to deprive persons of their basic human rights and challenged them to exercise their right to free speech and information.(www.zaley.info )
He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Black Business and Professional Association of Long Beach, California, The Guinean Society of Southern California; and Friends United. He is a member of the United Nations Association and has participated in a number of NGO/DPI Annual Meetings at UN Headquarters in New York. In 2008 he received the Public Servant Award from Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc at ceremony held in Studio City, California. He was one of the co-founders of Nelson Healthcare Staff Development LLC, and The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s.- an all volunteer mentoring and empowering project group.
His original vision for AFRAM GLOBAL Organization Inc. is now a reality . That vision has been expanded to include identifying services that are viable to the well-being of West African immigrants in the United States. The excitement is growing!