Foundation President, CEO, Consultant, Lecturer, Farmer
Kula Fofana is the President of People’s Foundation Africa, an organization working for marginalized and hard to reach communities in Liberia and across Africa. She is also the CEO of MyNewCrib Realty, an emerging real estate and construction company in Liberia.
Prior to co-founding the foundation, Kula served the Liberian government as Assistant Minister for Youth Development; Co-Chaired Liberia’s Vision 2030 and headed the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection Adolescent Girls Division. She has also consulted with several agencies of the United Nations including UNFPA and UN-Habitat, among others. For many years she worked in civil society organizations on issues related to young women and girls, youth and vulnerable populations.
Having seen the challenges of her county and the need for transformational leadership in the national legislature, she took up the challenge and ran for the Senate in the recently held by-election in her county of Grand Cape Mount in Western Liberia.
Despite not winning the election, she continues to engage her people and provide services for her community. She also lectures at the county’s university, the David A. Straz College, University of Liberia-Sinje Campus. She is a candidate for an MSc in Violence, Conflict & Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London. She holds a BA in Mass Communications, graduating cum-laude from the African Methodist Episcopal University in Liberia.
Kula is an activist with interest in social and transitional justice, diversity, and feminism. She is also a farmer.