Ndour, a Senegalese native, was born in Sindia and raised in M’Bour where he played soccer and basketball as a youth. During his teenage years, he was noticed playing in a local basketball tournament and was asked if he’d like to play high school basketball in Japan. For his sophomore, junior and senior years, Ndour attended Okayama Gakugeikan High School where he was an all-Okayama MVP honoree and all- star selection in 2009 and 2010.

After graduating from Okayama Gakugeikan in 2011, Ndour moved to the United States where he enrolled at Monroe College where he graduated with his Associate degree in Information technology. In 2013, Ndour transferred to Ohio University and played 2 years with the Bobcats. After graduating with his Bachelor degree in Business Communication and Linguistics, he travelled around the world playing basketball. Maurice Ndour now reside in New York City and plays for the Knicks. Maurice determination and journey is an inspiration to our youth.

Bleejay Innis

Innis is an Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. He was born in Buchanan and grew up in  Monrovia for most of his early childhood, before escaping the country with his family in 1996  during the nation’s civil war. Innis completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he received a B.A. in International Business.

He is currently pursuing his Masters at Georgetown University in International Business. Innis is a Founder and Managing Member of Ikemba Investment Group, LLC; an Africa focused real estate  investment and development firm. His dedication and passion towards the development of Liberia continues to push and motivate him to create and leave a legacy that will live on beyond him. Innis is a mentor and motivational speaker as well, his skills and attributes will redirect and motivate our youths in Liberia.