Gbehlay Development Association

Biography of the President

While in Brooklyn, New York, Mrs. Saylee attended  Meager Evers Collegeand LaGuardia Community  College. In Liberia, she attended and graduated at  Wells Hairston High in Monroviaand received her  primary education is Yekepa, Nimba County, after relocating there from her hometown in Lolay, a  village near Karnply, Nimba County.

Mrs. Helen Teah Saylee has four children and lives  with her husband, Mr. Nagbe Saylee, in  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Mrs.  Helen Teah Saylee 

Helen T. Sayle is the current president   of   the   Gbehlay Development Association – USA. She is the  owner and founder of the Helen Teah Christian Academy,  an elementary school serving more than two hundred poor children in Thinkers Village,  Pynesville, Monrovia, Liberia.


She has served the  African Diasporian community in a number of  important positions. In 1998, she served as President of the African Women Association in New York, New York.


In addition, she served as Treasurer of the Mothers of Liberia, an organization  that helped enhance democracy in Liberia through  grass root mobilization of human resources and  advocacy against human rights violations in Liberia  during the Taylor regime. Before ascending to the  Presidency of the Gbehlay Development Association, Helen diligently served the organization  as Financial Secretary from 2003 to 2008.


In addition to her engagements with voluntary  community services, Mrs. Helen Teah Saylee has  worked as a health services support staff at the  ABC Company in Bronx, New York and at the  Horizon House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She  is currently employed at the Special Care Company,  a health services corporation in Philadelphia.


The Flames of Education and Love
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These are the Lights of Education and Love being exemplified by the President, Mrs. Helen Teah Saylee, prorietor and CEO of Helen Teah Christian Academy. Out of love, out of her abiding faith in the power of education,  and out of her commitment and dedication to her people, Mrs. Saylee is educating houndreds of Liberian children so that they too may have bright futures and greater opportunities to serve their country.  Thank you Madam President, we uphold and support your dreams. We will do our very best to keep these flames bright and shinning.

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