Profiles in Goodwill: Faliku Dukuly


Faliku S. Dukuly, an EthicsDaily.com columnist, says the movie, "Lean on Me," motivates him to become a high school principal in his home country.

Faliku S. Dukuly is the founder and executive director of Hoping Communities in Liberia. He is a graduate of Ricks Institute and a candidate for the bachelor of public administration at United Methodist University in Monrovia, Liberia.

Faliku's articles that have appeared on EthicsDaily.com are available here, and local footage he filmed of the Ebola crisis and Liberia Baptist relief efforts is available here.

1. Where did you grow up?

Memeh Town, a small village in lower Virginia, Montserrado County, Liberia.

2. What is your favorite Bible verse, book or story? Why?

James 2:14-26.

I truly believe that a person's faith should go along with his or her work and character.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

"Lean on Me."

Principal Joe Clark (played by Morgan Freeman) was a tough educator and administrator at Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey, which keeps me motivated and reminds me of my desire to become a high school principal in my home country.

4. Who are three of the people you admire?

Richard Stearns (president of World Vision), Millard Fuller (found of Habitat for Humanity International) and Olu Q. Menjay (principal of Rick's Institute and vice president of the Baptist World Alliance).

5. What is one little known fact about yourself?

I am a servant leader and a role model for other folks in my community as well as a loving volunteer, which makes me happy about the way I feel and the way I want the world to be.

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