Sierra Leone

Youth Action International – Sierra Leone
8 Peter Lane Brookfields
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Telephone: +232 33345498

Youth Action International’s office in Sierra Leone is working primarily on programs that empower young women who have been affected by war. YAI’s Sierra Leone office operates a Center for Women, which provides workshops on small business enterprise, counseling, and loans to women living in the slum areas of Sierra Leone. The center also works on influencing policies that benefit women and bridget the gender education, political and economic gaps. In addition, the Sierra Leone office works with local youth groups to host empowerment workshops and skills training programs.

Country Staff

  • Donald Kalokah, Country Representative
  • Venessa Ulasi, Accountant
  • Mohamed Kanneh, Assistant Program Officer
  • Josephine Sessay, Office Manager

Learn more about Sierra Leone

  • Population: 6 million
  • Population under age 14: 44%
  • Population below poverty line: 68%
  • Sierra Leone has been ranked last in the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Index for over 10 years.