John Davies grew up in these two countries. Coming from a dysfunctional family and left to cope on his own at a very young age, his life was filled with turmoil.
John was no stranger to hard work and difficulties. But when the two countries were caught up in civil wars, his resolve and faith was tested to the core in the midst of it.
Coping with the oddness of a deeply dysfunctional family – and striving for survival from the slums of refugee camps to the heights of the political scenes in Freetown and Monrovia, to the plights and challenges faced by English speaking West African refugees in francophone Senegal, John treads on slippery slope tides in a bid to protecting and keeping his family safe. Did he fail, succeed or triumph? Strangely, the answer to the question is left with you (the reader) to determine.
Join John Davies as he recounts his life from the conflicted lands of Liberia and Sierra Leone to the free states of the United States.
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About the Author
John later went to Liberia in 1971 to continue schooling and attended Lincoln Secretariat Institute where he took interest in book keeping & accounting. He dropped out sooner this time when things became messy and went back to Freetown.
In 1975, after failed attempts to become a permanent seafarer, John returned to Liberia with a commitment to finish schooling. He learned a great deal and had taken an interest in chess during his first failed seafaring attempts, which became a solace for his disappointment and mediocre living. The bargain he made at Lincoln to clean the school as payment for his attendance luckily worked out. John was able to graduate with an A in 1977, which propelled him to a senior book-keeper position with the world’s largest rubber plantation.
With resources at his disposal, John then enrolled with the Metropolitan College and the London Educational Association to further improve his education. Here he took up other related corresponding courses. John won the first Liberian National Chess Championship in 1980 and defended the title ten years in a row. He also became president of the Monrovia Chess Club in 1981. He worked as contractual counterpart at the Ministry of Finance and later merited the status of a public accountant and established Davies & Associates, Certified Public Accountants.
Recently John graduated with an MBA from Colorado Technical University and just started working on his Ph.D. John founded Global Alliance Solution, LLC, a consultancy firm providing strategic management services in dynamic environments for companies seeking competitive edge in global markets. The company is located on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, 20 F Street 7th Floor. Website is www.globalalliancesolution.org