Category Sierra Leone

Success Story from Sierra Leone: Aruna Kallon Promotes Human Rights, Judicial Accountability, and Good Governance

Aruna Kallon was born in southeastern Sierra Leone in 1985 to modest and loving parents, Theresa Hawa Kallon and Maada John Aruna Kallon. The fourth of six children, he grew up in Kenema, Sierra Leone’s third largest city, where his father lived for most of his life and until he passed away in 2006. Aruna […]

Success Story from Sierra Leone: Dr. Sylvia Blyden, an Advocate for Women and Youths

Sylvia Olayinka Walmina Oreshola Blyden was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone in October 1971 to a family of achievers. She is the great-great-granddaughter of Edward Wilmot Blyden, who is considered the “father of Pan-Africanism.” Her maternal grandfather is the politician Solomon A. J. Pratt, and her paternal grandfather is the late diplomat Edward Wilmot Blyden […]

Success Story from Sierra Leone: Zainab Bangura Advocates for Human Rights

Zainab Hawa Bangura was born in 1959 to a family of limited means in the small town of Yonibana in Sierra Leone’s Northern Province. She received a scholarship from Mathora Girls Secondary School near the town of Magburaka and graduated from the Annie Walsh Girls Secondary School in the capital city of Freetown. After obtaining […]