MEET THE FOUNDEALIMAMY KAMARA
Alimamy E. Kamara was born in Kambia, Sierra Leone where he lived until 1984 when he emigrated to the United States. Currently a resident of Brooklyn, New York, Alimamy had made numerous return trips to Sierra Leone before the Civil War that ravaged the country between the years of 1991 and 2000. Following the war, Alimamy returned again to find devastation and poverty. Orphans ran the streets with no one to look after them. Hundreds of residents (young and old) were missing limbs due to ruthless and senseless acts of violence during the war. The children of the disabled were often employed by their parents to assist in begging for their families.
Alimamy E. Kamara in 2003 with child amputee
following the civil war in Sierra Leone
In 2003 Alimamy decided to see if he could do something to help out the people of his native country. Because they were begging throughout the day he reasoned that they never have an opportunity to get an education. Although programs sponsored by the government had helped many of the citizens of Sierra Leone, Alimamy felt that the special needs of the disabled and their families were too often neglected.

With the help of the members of his church in Brooklyn, Our Lady of Solace, Alimamy organized a drive to collect food, clothing and essential supplies to be distributed inMekeni, Sierra Leone. It was then that Alimamy formed his organization, CSAC (Comfort Support and Care). The outpouring of gifts from the churchgoers was so great that Alimamy needed to rent a shipping crate to deliver the food to Sierra Leone. In conjunction the governmental leaders of Mekeni, Alimamy personally delivered 450 relief packages items to families in need. This act of kindness helped Alimamy gain the trust of the tribal leaders and governmental officials to help him further his dream of educating the disabled and their family members.

Alimamy announced his plan to open a school that catered particularly to those with special needs. Initially he rented a building and hired volunteer teachers to run the classrooms. In less than 1 1/2 years the CSAC School for the Disabled opened its doors. The interest was overwhelming. Alimamy had spots for only 200 students, yet more than 600 young children, teenagers and adults showed up to register. Alimamy had no choice but to turn away 400 students who needed this essential service. Alimamy decided he would have to build a new school or several schools to help him realize his goal.

In 2010, Chief P.C. Masa Yele N'tham II of Mekeni graciously donated a four acre parcel of land for the erection of a Primary School. With the help of Cause Canada, Kamara was able to build a school and in 2011, the CSAC Primary School began to enroll students. Cause Canada is also helping maintain the school by paying the annual salaries of twelve teachers and covering costs for school materials.
2011 - Alimamy E. Kamara with Paul Carrick, Founder of Cause Canada