Dr. Sakui W. G. Malakpa was born in Wozi, a small town in northwest Liberia. He lost his sight totally at an early age but because someone opened doors for him, he studied at the school for the blind in Freetown, Sierra Leone before enrolling at Albert Academy in Freetown. He later matriculated to Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida where he graduated cum laude. He later earned a masters degree from Florida State then Harvard University where he earned two degrees, including a doctorate. Dr. Malakpa tenured professor of Special Education at the University of Toledo in Ohio. Dr. Malakpa is determined to utilize his experience and expertise in working with governments, institutions, NGOs, and other entities intending to promote education, inclusion, and employment of people with disabilities everywhere but especially those in his native Africa.