2023 FBLA National Leadership Conference
Atlanta, Georgia (June 27 – June 30, 2023)
Atlanta, Georgia (June 27 – June 30, 2023)
Three Tanzanian students, Neema Modest Temba, Haziem Majaliwa Shabani and Maryam Salim Shariff, will compete at the 2023 FBLA NLC. Also included in the 2023 Tanzanian FBLA National Delegation are the two Tanzanian FBLA National Advisors: Mrs. Godefrida Keneema Rwambogo (teacher at Kisutu Secondary School) and Mr. Erick Bazil Sebastian (teacher at Shaaban Robert Secondary School).
Atlanta, Georgia (June 27 – June 30, 2023)
The 2023 NLC was a great success! At the Opening Session, during the Parades of States and Territories, the Tanzanian delegation was recognized on stage with the following awards: Mrs. Godefrida Rwambogo (teacher at Kisutu Secondary School) received the Outstanding Local Chapter Advisor award, Haziem Shabani (student at Tambaza Secondary School) was named “Who’s Who in FBLA Tanzania,” and Neema Temba (student at Shaaban Robert Secondary School) was recognized for her service as Tanzanian National FBLA President.
In addition to competing in their FBLA competitive events, the delegates enjoyed activities in the Expo Hall, attended workshops, networked with business professionals and their peers from all over the United Sates. They also had the opportunity to vote for the Northeastern Regional VP and the FBLA National Officers, as well as watch the final rounds of the FBLA competitive events.
We are extremely proud of all the three students, Maryam Sharriff (student at Shaaban Robert Secondary School), Neema Temba, and Haziem Shabani, who competed at the NLC. At the conclusion of the NLC, at the Awards of Excellence, Neema Temba placed 8th in Public Speaking. Congratulations to these talented students!
After the NLC, the Tanzanian delegation visited some of Atlanta’s main tourist attractions, such as World of Coca Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, the Centennial Olympic Park, and the ferries wheel, Sky View Atlanta. Since their stay in Atlanta was close to the Fourth of July, they were able to see the amazing display of fireworks celebrating Independence Day.
As they share their NLC experience with their peers in Tanzania, GOFBLA is already setting the stage for the next FBLA academic cycle and the 2024 NLC, hosted in Orlando, Florida.
In an effort to increase participation and acquire new donors, in the fall of 2021, GOFBLA partnered with two other non-profit organizations: Funzeleo, Inc. and FAWE (Forum for African Women Educationalists).
The mission of Funzeleo ( https://funzeleo.org) to inspire and prepare youth for high demand science and math-oriented careers. Its programs trains teachers and provides them with the tools to implement co-curricular activities focused on engineering, energy, healthcare and mining in Tanzanian and Zambian schools.
FAWE (http://fawe.org) is a non-governmental organization which operates in 33 sub-Saharan African countries. Its mission is to enhance the education of girls at all levels in order to improve their chances in life.
Since the missions of Funzeleo, FAWE and GOFBLA have the common goal of enriching the teaching experience in African schools by exposing students to extracurricular pursuits, our partnership is off to a great start. Mrs. Neema Kitundu (Executive Director of FAWE) and Mrs. Mary Mwakawago (Advocacy & Partnership Development at FAWE) have been actively collaborating with Mr. Lamech Mbise (President of Funzeleo, Inc.) and Mrs. Godefrida Rwambogo (Tanzanian FBLA National Advisor). Plans are being made to restore FBLA membership and participation to pre-pandemic levels when hundreds of students from nine Dar es Salaam high schools were competing.
Congratulations to the over five hundred Tanzanian students from four Dar es Salaam high schools who registered as FBLA members in the 2022-2023 cycle and competed for a chance to represent Tanzania at the 2023 FBLA NLC in Atlanta, Georgia.
Eighty students from Azania High School, Kisutu Girls Secondary School, Shaaban Robert Secondary School and Tambaza High School were named semifinalists and entered the second round of the competition.
In no particular order, the following twenty students were named finalists: Frank Mwijage, Ibrahim Yamani, Christina Chezari, Neema Temba, Ritha Amri, Mohammed Lahka, Jaden Samaka, Hatim Husser, Dharmini Manoj, Ndavukai Laizer, Maryam Shariff, Neema Mbena, Haziem Shabani, Jasmin Zacharia, Sabrina Abdulbashir, Joshua Kiawe, Glorie Olomy, Sadi Hassan, Baraka Range and Fredrick Werema.
Students from all four high school were recognized with cash awards:
Third Place Winners: Christina Chezari (Kisutu Secondary School), Neema Mbena (Shaaban Robert Secondary School), Mohammed Lakha (Shaaban Robert Secondary School), Fredrick Werema (Azania High School), Joshua Kiawe (Azania High School).
Second Place Winners: Hatim Jusser (Shaaban Robert Secondary School), Baraka Range (Azania High School), Frank Mwijage (Tambaza High School), Glorie Olomy (Kisutu Secondary School).
First Place Winners: Ritha Amri (Kisutu Secondary School), Neema Temba (Shaaban Robert Secondary School), Haziem Shabani (Tambaza High School), Maryam Shariff (Shaaban Robert Secondary School).
The 2021 NLC, originally scheduled to be hosted in Anaheim California, from June 29 to July 2, 2021, was conducted online. Many thanks are due to the FBLA National Office and the National Officers for making the 2021 NLC a great success. Exceptional FBLA members and advisors were recognized at the NLC with the prestigious Who’s Who in FBLA Award and the Outstanding Local Chapter Advisor Award. FBLA members from both Tanzania and Kazakhstan served as voting delegates and the Chapter Presidents were recognized in the NLC Opening Ceremony. The recipients of Whos’ Who in FBLA were Maureen Mwasongwe (Tanzania) and Aray Beisenbayeva (Kazakhstan).
Ms. Diana Gazizova (Kazakhstan) and Mr. Erick Sebastian (Tanzania) were honored with the Outstanding Local Chapter Advisor Award.
Rinat Kerimsal (Kazakhstan), Alima Gaissina (Kazakhstan), Haziem Shabani (Tanzania) and Sahil Bhat (Tanzania) served as voting delegates.
Neema Temba (Tanzania) and Aruzhan Betigenova (Kazakhstan) were recognized for their service as Chapter Presidents.
One hundred and seventy-eight students registered as FBLA members and competed at the 2022 Tanzanian FBLA National competition. Although many students qualified to compete at the 2022 FBLA NLC, due to the limited financial resources and lack of vaccination in African nations, Tanzanian students could not attend the 2022 FBLA NLC, hosted in Chicago, IL. Nevertheless 15 top students were identified from Azania High School, Shaaban Robert Secondary School and Kisutu Secondary School. They all received cash awards. Congrats to all students who competed! Recognition is also due to the FBLA Advisors from the three participating schools: Mr. Pomela from Azania High School, Mrs. Godefrida Rwambogo from Kisutu Secondary School and Mr. Erick Sebastian from Shaaban Robert Secondary School. Thank you for supporting your students. These students are:
Azania High School: Samwel D. Fijelu, Michael Precious, Anderson Mathias, Denis B. Kairu, and Boniphace L. Odhiambo.
Shaaban Robert Secondary School: Maryam S. Sharif, Augustino E. Mahau, Neema M. Temba, Sameeha Abdulatiff, and Husayn S. Parmar.
Kisutu Secondary School: Nyafiki F. Anthony, Jenipher P. Nyamwihula, Plamedi Z. Ndambala, Grace P. Simon, and Sumaiya I. Kawishe.
The top ten students from Kazakhstan who qualified to compete at the 2021 NLC are:
Zhalgas Tleumuratin, Aray Beisenbayeva, Aidana Mukiyat, Nargiz Zhakupova, Aruzhan Betigenova, Rustam Sultonov, Alima Gaissina, Rinat Kerimsal, Team: Daniyar Orazov & Rustam Sultonov, Danat Kenzhegali.
The top fifteen students from Tanzania, who qualified to compete at the 2021 NLC are: Neema Modest Temba, Haziem Majaliwa Shabani, Sahil Sumant Bhat, Lisa Idd Sawa, Mary Magdalene Satta, Siraaj Karim Manji, Lailati Yusuph, Brian Paul Boma, Shadya Ahmed Abdul, Ibrahim Nganogera, Asma Hassani Kambi, Gladness Deus Kutaga, Tatyana Maliki Elishabaz, Makori Kisare, Sameeha Abdullatif Suleiman.
Event Date: June 29 – July 2, 2020
Everybody was quite disappointed that the 2020 NLC in Salt Lake City had to be canceled. On the positive note, because it was an online event, more foreign FBLA members had a chance to participate. GOFBLA is proud to have sponsored nineteen students from Hungary, Kazakhstan and Tanzania to compete in various events. more…
While 2020 has been a challenging time, it has also shown that FBLA members are resilient, creative and adaptable. They discovered new ways of communicating and working together. Despite all difficulties, 49 students from Kazakhstan and 112 students from Tanzania registered as FBLA members for the 2020-2021 cycle and competed in various events. The Top 10 students in Kazakhstan and the Top 15 students in Tanzania received monetary awards and were sponsored to compete at the 2021 NLC (conducted virtually). Congratulations to all FBLA members for their hard work! Advisors, thank you for inspiring and supporting your students!
The three Hungarian FBLA chapters, Toldy Ferenc Gimnázium, ELTE Trefort Ágoston Gyakorló Gimnázium, Deák Téri Evangélikus Gimnázium, met for there National Competition in January 2020. Twenty-five students qualified to compete at the 2020 FBLA NLC. The Hungarian FBLA National Delegation comprising of Eszter Turi, Mate Mangoff, Mark Penc and Lili Nemes will reperesent Hungary at the 2020 FBLA NLC. more…
The newest FBLA chapter is in Tunisia! Although Global Outreach FBLA was not involved in establishing FBLA in Tunisia, the Global Outreach FBLA team is collaborating with Selima Terras and Rayen Queslati (Tunisian FBLA National President) to expend FBLA in Tunisia. more…
Making history: Kazakhstan features five FBLA chapters at Haileybury Astana High School, Nazarbayev Intellectual School IB, Quality Schools International, Nazarbayev International School Physics and Math and Spectrum International School. The Kazakhstani FBLA National Competition, conducted in December 2019, qualified 29 students to compete at the 2020 NLC. The top five students are Yuliya Kim (NIS Physics/Math), Kerem Altun (Spectrum), Alima Ashimbayeva (Haileybury), Aruzhan Akimkhan (NIS IB), Kassym Gabdushev (NIS IB). Kazakhstan will be represented for the first time at 2020 FBLA NLC by Yuliya Kim and Kerem Altun.
Students from eight Tanzanian high schools competed in 39 FBLA events in the 2020 Tanzanian FBLA National Competition. Over 100 students qualified for the 2020 FBLA NLC. Fifty-three students were named semifinalists, of which 25 students become finalists in the competition for the all-expense paid trips to the 2020 NLC. From the students who won the Top Ten Award, four were selected for the 2020 Tanzanian FBLA National Delegation. These students are: Maureen Mwasongwe, Anande Omari, Silvester Machasa and Mariam Mabele.
Evelyn Bodoni, the leader of the Global Outreach FBLA Team, is working with Diana Gazizova, a senior at Haileybury Astana High School in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, to implement FBLA chapters in several high schools. Evelyn is also collaborating with Elizabeth Su to improve and grow her chapter at St. John’s High School in Tamuning, Guam. In addition to students from Hungary and Tanzania, Global Outreach FBLA is looking forward to welcoming students from Kazakhstan and Guam at the 2020 FBLA NLC in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Event Date: September, 2019
In Tanzania, the 2020 FBLA Season had a great start. Since the participating high schools are scattered all across Dar es Salaam, it is difficult to have one single event. Therefore, in addition to holding information sessions at their respective high schools, the members of the 2019 Tanzanian FBLA National Delegation visited all the other participating high schools and recruited two new ones (St. Anthony’s Secondary School and Benjamin William Mkapa High School).
Event Date: September, 2019
The Hungarians kicked off the 2020 FBLA Season with a presentation by Peter Nyiro (Hungarian FBLA National President), Kata Kortvelyessy, Dora Molnar, and Mr. Tamas Makra (National Advisor), hosted at Toldy Ferencz Gimnazium in Budapest. Kata spoke about their stay in Las Vegas and San Antonio, Dora gave an overview about the events of the NLC, and Peter talked about the benefits of FBLA membership. In attendance were teachers and business professionals who will serve as judges for the up-coming Hungarian FBLA National Competition in January 2020, as well as students and teachers from two new high schools (ELTE Trefort Agoston Gyakorlo Gimnazium and Deak Teri Evangelikus Gimnazium) which will feature FBLA chapters. more…
Event Date: June 29 – July 2, 2019
For the Hungarian and Tanzanian FBLA National Delegations the 2019 NLC started with a three day stay in Las Vegas. Besides visiting major attractions on the Las Vegas Strip, the students and advisors went on a short trip to Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. Then, they flew together to San Antonio to attend the events of the 2019 National Leadership Conference. more… & video…
Event Date: November 2018
Over 300 students competed in the Tanzanian FBLA National Competition in October 2018. Seventy students from eight high schools were named semifinalists. Of those, in late November, 26 finalists were identified, who competed for four all-expenses paid trips to the United Sates to attend the FBLA NLC in San Antonio, Texas, in June 2019. These four students are:
Maureen Mwasongwe (Shaaban Robert Secondary School), Debora Nnyari (Agha Khan Mzizima Secondary School), Elisha Mwaswengu (Azania Secondary School), Henry Mwakasonda (Alpha High School). more…
Event Date: February 2019
In late January 2019, Toldy Ferencz Gimnázium hosted the 2019 Hungarian FBLA National Competition, which qualified 14 students to attend the 2019 FBLA NLC in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The top three scoring students (Sofia Paredes, Kata Kortvelyessy, and Peter Nyiro) were awarded all-expenses paid trips to the US to compete at the 2019 NLC. Also joining the Hungarian delegation is another student, Dora Molnar, who is the recipient of a Special Award, and the Hungarian FBLA National Advisor, Mr. Tamas Makra (English teacher at Toldy Ferencz Gimnázium). more…
Event Date: June 25 – July 2, 2018
The FBLA NLC is a huge event with thousands of attendees: students, teachers, advisors, exhibitors, judges, presenters, college admission officers, organizers, parents, guests, and support staff. Students have the opportunity to gain competition experience, network with their peers, observe other students compete, interact with exhibitors, visit a college fair, attend workshops, go on sight-seeing tours, make new friends, and have fun at social events. more…
Event Date: July 15, 2018
The Tanzanian FBLA Leadership Conference started with a training session for teachers from eight high schools and the staff of Junior Achievement Tanzania. This program trained 22 teachers to serve as FBLA advisors from Agha Khan Mzizima Secondary School, Alpha High School, Azania Secondary School, Jangwani Secondary School, Kisutu Secondary School, Mbezi High School, Shaaban Robert High School, and Tambaza High School. Video…
Event Date: July 15 – July 19, 2018
The first ever Tanzanian FBLA Leadership Conference was hosted in Dar es Salaam, from June 15th through June 19, 2018. This event featured presentations, workshops, and information sessions. The American FBLA Delegation visited eight Tanzanian high schools and introduced FBLA to the students, giving them the opportunity to interact with the delegates and ask questions. This program reached over 2,000 students from the following Tanzanian high schools: Azania, Agha Khan, Tambaza, Alpha, Mbezi, Kisutu, Jangwani, and Shaaban Robert. Enthusiasm for FBLA was huge; all eight schools implemented FBLA chapters, with total membership exceeding 600 students. Video…
Event Date: January 4, 2018
Hosted on January 4, 2018, at Toldy Ferenc Gimnázium in Budapest, Hungary, the Hungarian Winter Leadership Conference marked the inauguration of the FBLA program in Hungary. With over a hundred attendees, this event was a huge success. Forty-three students applied for FBLA membership in the Toldy Ferenc Gimnázium Chapter. more…After only two months, the Hungarian chapter did a fabulous job and conducted their first regional competition which qualified thirteen students to attend the 2018 FBLA National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. more… & Video…