I am passionate about
ActionsWhen I accepted the role of Executive Director of LNP, I did so understanding
that it would be a long-term commitment. There was a lot of hard work
involved in restructuring the work that had disintegrated since my father
passed away. But I am so proud to now stand alongside the guys that grew up
in the home that my family established during the war. 80% of the Senior
Management Team are ex-child soldiers.
We currently operate a home for vulnerable children and young people, 4
schools, a vocational technical skills training programme. We are working
with farmers to increase crops yield and quality, helping rural small-holders
to move out of poverty caused by subsistence farming, whilst facilitating
meaningful community development. We are also using this to get young people
involved in farming, and stem the flow of urbanisation by providing job
options in the sector. We continue to operate three social enterprises
focused on providing employment and resources to the non-profit work of the
organisation with view to long-term sustainability.
I work to make sure that the values we operate by as an organisation are
present in all our decision making processes, our legacy and every way in
which we interact with our stakeholders at a local, national and
international level. These are: Serving the community, Teamwork, Excellence,
Accountability, Don’t turn a blind eye, and Integrity.
We have seen some remarkable improvements in the lives of our beneficiaries.
Take one example, Aminata, aged 25.
Previously, Aminata worked as a hawker, earning only 40,000 Leones a month.
She was accepted onto the Building and Construction vocational training. As
part of the training we helped Aminata secure a placement with a Construction
Company, which turned into a permanent position. Aminata is now employed and
earns 550,000 Leones, monthly. She says “I’m much better, not having to
sleep with a man to get money. I save money and have a future. I’m now