A foundation, know and styled as the Tom Kamara Foundation created in memory of the legendary writer and democracy promoter, the late Tom Kamara, Publisher and Managing Editor of the New Democrat Newspaper, is to be launched on Saturday June 8, 2013 in Monrovia.
The Tom Kamara Foundation will seek to uphold the legacies of the late Liberian prolific writer who fearlessly and objectively fought to expose ills in the society, promote press freedom, social justice and good governance in Liberia and other parts of the world.
Tom Kamara died on June 8, 2012 after a brief illness. As a reputable and renowned journalist, Tom Kamara wrote out of sheer conviction and was at all times prepared to pay any price for his works.
Tom won several notional and international awards, including the Titus Brandsma Award and the Duke Fellowship Award, among others.
According to Tom Kamara’s widow, Mrs. Rachel Nurse Kamara, it is firmly believed that the foundation will not only help realize Tom’s dream for the enhancement of lasting peace, justice and reconciliation but will also ensure the promotion of civil liberties, eradication of discrimination based on ethnicity, race, nationality or religion.
The foundation will also embark on various programs to promote professional journalism, in areas of investigative reporting, youth education, professional development and the creation of an enabling environment for aspiring journalists. The Tom Kamara Foundation will give annual awards to journalists for excellent works.