The Center for Business and International Negotiation in the College of Business at Clayton State University has been working recently on developing training programs in Sierra Leone. Now, the Center is working on another effort to aid that west African country – collecting supplies to help Sierra Leone cope with the on-going Ebola crisis.
“Despite increased aid to Sierra Leone, Ebola still rages,” says Dr. Judith Ogden, Clayton State business professor and director of the Center for Business and International Negotiation. “More than 1300 deaths have been confirmed in Sierra Leone alone. All of the country’s resources have been devoted to fighting the disease, making every day provisions expensive and difficult to obtain.”
As a result, the Center for Business and International Negotiation is now focusing its attention on collecting supplies to be sent to Sierra Leone. Donations are being solicited from the entire Clayton State community and the public at large. The Center is requesting donations of: 25 lb. bags of rice; canned goods, such as luncheon meat, corned beef, sardines, tomato paste; and hygiene products, such as soap, lotion, Vaseline, bleach, gloves, toilet paper and anything else associated with hygiene.
Collection drums are located on the first floor of the College of Business on the Clayton State main campus in Morrow through Dec. 15, 2014. Cash donations are also being accepted to help defer the cost of shipping.
Ogden also notes that the driving force in this project is Clayton State student Sia Amadu, a Legal Studies major from Lithonia, Ga., and a member of the College of Business Mediation Team.