Fanta was born Kenema in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. In 2013 she was awarded a one-year scholarship to attend High School in the USA as an exchange student, in a cultural exchange program, sponsored by the U.S. department of State and Cultural Affairs. Due to her excellent performance she received another one year scholarship from the African Science Academy to study A Level Physics and Mathematics in Ghana. She won the first prize for the best female innovator in an innovation competition, organized by UNDP. After which she was invited to Ivory Coast to attend the African Youth Conference to represent Sierra Leone youths. She has volunteered with many organizations working with youths, women and children. She was studying Mathematics and Computer Science in Higher Teacher Certificate (HTC) at the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology and also simultaneously teaching Mathematics and Physics in Wamagriso Senior Secondary School before SUDU. Fanta started as a volunteer with SUDU, slowly progressing to Community Liaison and now is the Program Manager.
Abu Bakar Tarawally
Community Liaison, (SL)
Abu Bakar was born in Bojiabu Sebaru chiefdom of Kenema district. He attended Christ the King College secondary school in Bo. He is a beneficiary of Schooling for Life’s Skills for a Successful Future programme; a program that helps young people through educational support, employability training and personal guidance. He is a graduate of the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology with a diploma in Social Work. Before SUDU, he was an intern with Don Bosco Fambul working in the area of psycho-social support, conflict resolution, reunification of beneficiaries/ reintegration, ethics in social work, family tracing and case management.