This Week At Rotary: Leo Johnson

At our weekly morning meeting, Rotary Club of Fonthill enjoyed a presentation from Hamilton Rotarian, Leo Johnson. Leo was born in Liberia and spent 8 years in a refugee camp, separated from his family. He tells us he was fortunate to be accepted by Canada and settled directly in Hamilton, attending McMaster and earning a degree in Political Science. He knew there was a need for education for marginalized youth and launched Empowerment Squared with the goal to empower youth and encourage them to be the best they can. He is now spearheading a project in Liberia to build the first library in the country. He will personally supervise the build with boots on the ground. This is a shining example of what Rotary stands for!