Calabash_Issue 9 Apr. 2014 - Page 24

culture Mr Ibrahim Dumbuya, LL.M Barrister-At-Law President, Old Edwardians Association (UK & Ireland Branch) enabled me to enter a law degree in the United Kingdom. We had some excellent teachers including Walter Davies and Dorinda Davies (now deceased). Calabash: Can you tell me what has changed from the time you joined your school Alumni to now? Ibrahim Dumbuya: Since becoming President some 4 years ago, I have raised the profile of the Association to the extent that it is regarded as one of the foremost Alumni Associations in the United Kingdom, both in terms of the quality of the events held, as well as in terms of raising much needed funds for the school in Sierra Leone. 22 | Calabash Magazine | issue nine Calabash: How far has your Alumni helped you develop or grow in all areas since you left Sierra Leone? Ibrahim Dumbuya: I am sure that you are aware of the fact that I qualified over 30 years ago as a Barrister-at-Law, and that I have been practising law in the United Kingdom, specialising in Children Law. This would not have been possible without the learning I acquired at the school in Sierra Leone where the A levels I acquired there