Photo: The Executive Mansion of Liberia
Photo: The Executive Mansion of Liberia

Liberian Swedish Association

About Us

The Liberian Swedish Association commonly referred to as LSA is a legally registered civil, non-profitable organization in Sweden, with headquarter in Stockholm. It is a Liberian community-based organization that serves as the umbrella organization for ALL Liberians residing in Sweden, as well as descendants of Liberia, Swedes and friends of Liberia that have once worked and lived in Liberia.  The Liberian Swedish Association consists of four main branches; LSA Stockholm (Head Branch), LSA Mälmö (Sub-Branch), LSA Goteborg (Sub-Branch), and LSA Norrland (Sub-Branch).

Our Mission

The primary mission of LSA is to uphold, preserve and educate our Liberian descendants born in Sweden, through social activities such as traditional Liberian events (the Liberian culture, dance and festivities), and identify with the community members during difficult circumstances. In addition, LSA seeks to unite and foster peace, social integration and communal networking amongst Liberians and descendants of Liberia(ns) living in Sweden and Swedes who've have lived in Liberia.

LSA Motto

"Our Community Matters!"
LSA motto and commonly use slogan entail that LSA community members and supporters are always at the forefront of its agenda and deeds. 

Welcome video from LSA President, David Ford

LSA Logo

The Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) official logo represents the mark or identity of the Association. As depicted above, it has upper and lower sections. The upper section represents the Liberian national flag and the lower section represents the Swedish national flag which symbolises both nations that LSA represents. The design is closer to the minimalistic Scandinavians design, which entails that "the less design the better it is to get the point through".

LSA Appeal to President Weah

President George M. Weah of Liberia

LSA is appealing to president George M. Weah and Government to established a Liberian Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden for Liberians residing in Scandinavia.

In light of the dire need for full representation for Liberians in Scandinavia, the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) which serves as the umbrella organization for ALL Liberians living in Sweden, descendants of Liberia, Swedes, and friends of Liberia that have once worked and lived in Liberia, is appealing to president George Weah and government of Liberia to established a Liberian embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.
For more than a decade, Liberians, descendants of Liberia, Swedes, and friends of Liberia that reside in Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Sweden Finland, and Iceland) have complained of the difficulties they undergo in obtaining services such as acquiring or renewing a Liberian passport, obtaining a visa, and etc. According to these stakeholders, they have to go through the Liberian Embassies in Germany and Belgium, which requires enormous travel and accommodation expenses and time constraints.
LSA believes that by establishing a Liberian embassy in Sweden, it will create a direct point of contact to Liberia for these stakeholders in the Scandinavian region, and ease the burden they faced. Moreover, it will create avenues for easy access for potential investments in Liberia, which could subsequently contribute to alleviating the suffering of some Liberians.
LSA hopes that president George Weah and government will take speedy measures to resolve this matter.

LSA 2019 Mission

LSA Leadership mission in 2019 is for the organisation to established contact with the majority of Liberians residing in Sweden. This campaign will include Stockholm, Mälmö, Goteborg, Sweden Norrland, and other small and major towns and cities in Sweden.
To achieve this mission, the leadership in Stockholm have revamped and modernised the LSA website and created platforms such as the LSA blog and WhatsApp group to provide Liberians and supporters of LSA with up-to-date information, easy access to registration and to sign-up for news on unfolding events in the Liberians living in Sweden community. 
In addition, LSA leadership and community members are also planning to launch a humanitarian initiative called:

“Let Liberians living in Sweden help underprivileged Children in Liberia” 

LSA believes that this initiative will help improve the lives of many Liberian children living in underprivileged conditions.

LSA Humanitarian Mission

LSA Humanitarian Activities to continue!

LSA  is to continue its humanitarian activities in Liberia. It has planned to launch a major initiative in 2019! This initiative is to contribute to the improvements of Liberian children living in underprivileged conditions. 

LSA Aid Liberian Nurses Amid Covid-19

Amid the COVID19 pandemic devastation, the Liberian Swedish Association, LSA community embarked on a fundraising effort from its members and supporters to help nurses at three of Liberia’s major hospitals.
After nearly a month of the fundraising efforts, LSA donated 150 bags of rice on June 12, 2020, to three of Liberia's major hospitals; the John F. Kennedy Medical Center and the Redemption Hospital, both in the nation’s capital
Monrovia and the 14 Military Hospital in Margibi County each received 50 bags.

About the Liberian flag

Liberia National flag
Description of the Liberian flag: 
The Liberian National flag consists of eleven stripes which symbolize the signatories of the Liberian Declaration of Independence, red and white symbolizing courage and moral excellence. The white star represents the first independent western-styled republic in Africa, above the blue square representing the African continent. The Liberian flag is modelled after and resembles the American flag. 

Inspirational Quotes

“Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today.” 
Will Rogers>

“The Way to Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.” – Walt Disney

"Live life to the fullest, and focus on positive"
Matt Cameron

In case of emergency in Sweden

Sweden Emergency Number and Services

Call 112 (SOS alarm) in case of an emergency. Remember that you have a legal (not just moral) obligation to do so. You can reach the following services when you call 112: Police, Fire department, Ambulance, Sea rescue services, Air rescue services, Mountain rescue services, Prison information, Social emergency services, or priests.

LSA Children

The children are our precious jewels

LSA community children are the jewels of the community. They play key roles in the current affairs of LSA and are perceived as future leaders of the LSA community.

Pictorial from Events in the LSA Community.
For more updates on weekly happenings, click below to visit LSA blog

LSA t-shirts for sale!
T-shirts are available in red, white and blue.

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