Each year, BECAA holds an annual convention and fundraising benefit in various cities across the United States. Former students, parents, and friends of Bong Education Center as well as former employees and residents of the Bong Mining Company and members of the entire Bong Mines community converge in a U.S. city for a weekend of fundraising and fun, while combining our talents and financial resources to help support the current students of what is now Bong Mines Central High School (BMCHS). The business meeting and fundraising benefit banquet are major parts of the weekend activities.
A major funding source of support to the BMCHS in Bong Mines, Liberia comes from donations and pledges realized at our annual conventions. From the support of members of BECAA and friends, we have been able to sustain our Quarterly contribution which is now up to $1,000 per quarter to subsidize teachers’ salaries and provide stipend for volunteer teachers and support staff – we have been consistent since 2004.
Below is a collection of the image gallery from the conventions that have been held in the past: