Dr. Misawa is also the founding President of the Western Pennsylvania Africa Foundation (WePaFo) which serves the needs of various West African countries and communities, universities, schools and libraries in Nigeria and Gambia, as well as educational and lunc
programs for schools in these countries. The mission of WePaFo is to help African communities
and individuals with support services, books, medical supplies, funds, scholarships, and educational and leadership programs. Professor Misawa is committed to transforming the ways African communities, schools, libraries, and individuals achieve both individual and
organizational excellence. He also leads a variety of student educational trips to the Gambia
and Senegal every year, introducing American students to both traditional and modern Africa
through the Sene-Gambia experience.