Help kids succeed in STEM

 Theme:  STEM, the missing link to spirituality and culture for sustainable development in Africa. 

The youth symposium is a joint effort of Refsta Inc./ Education Consortium, USA and Reffell Memorial French Friendship School in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Top Group Technologies, USA and others including the African Diaspora.  

Summer STEM Camp filed Trip to Shapiro & Duncan, USA

Expected Participants: Global African Diaspora, Sierra Leone and Liberia Stem Gigs & Others.    Our motivation is to organize and develop youth entrepreneurial collaborative incubators : 
Please help us with financial, material and / or mentoring support.

Benefits and expected Outcome

Students will showcase their knowledge in the(STEM) field.

  One of the main goals of the symposium is to create collaborative efforts of youths seeking solutions to common problems across national boundaries which is partly to end extreme poverty that could stifle global terrorism.  It is our hope that the outcome of the symposium would excite entrepreneurship among our youths and spawn international business cooporation between the people of Africa, Sierra Leone, rich in natural resources, and the rest of the world.

Global cultural interaction.  
The conference will create a platform for youths, academics and businesses to network across national boundaries. 
Prospective investors will have the chance to meet with local counterparts and /or pursue business opportunities. 

Creating relationship and interactions between students and educators in the Diaspora and those in Africa.  Below is a picture of Interns of teachers and administrators from Wales Cathedral, Wales, England at JTR.

 ·         Exchange of ideas in science and technology would improve the number of African skilled workers, encourage investments and technology transfer to the continent, and could serve as an impetus for those in the African diaspora to return and participate in creating sustainable development in Africa.   T

Cost of conference for public or Schools’ participation.
Cost of School youth group/ 4-kids                      $ 300.00
Cost of kits (Average/ 4kids - Elementary)       $ 200.00
Cost of kits (Average/4kids – Jr. & Sr. High)     $350.00

Our plead to  old boys and old girls: Please sponsor your school  students' particiaption.

                                           Historical sites:

The Sierra Leone Law Court

Sherbro Island 

The freed slaves were beaten back by the military might guarding the slave depot on the Island.  The Freed slaves moved down coast and founded a settlement that became Liberia.

 Capatives of this  slave castle were greatly desired in North America because of their unique skills in growing rice.  It is the ancestral land of many African Americans including the Gullahs of South Carolina and Georgia. 

  St. John’s Maroon Church founded by the Marrons in 1808 

***Please support us and donate to the future of the next generation.


Massala Reffell Sr.
Laurel, MD
Refsta Inc
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.

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