AMNet began operations in Bonthe district in 2007 and is registered with the MSWGCA and the Local Council since 2008. We intensely work on the mainland but also extend our operations to the island.
We proactively follow-up on cases of abuse and violation of women’s and child rights; advocating with and on behalf of the survivors. For promoting the rights of the vulnerable we educate the grassroots on child protection, youth empowerment and gender equality. AMNet is specialized in minimizing FGM through culturally sensitive tools and in collaboration with societal leaders. We have implemented the Generation Dialogue in 13 communities in Bonthe district (mainland).
We have been chosen as lead organization for ASJP for non-state actors in Bonthe district and monitor the procurement procedures and funds of the local council.
AMNet is well-known for a proactive stance in early warning and response to conflict from household to community and district level.
Mobile Regional Coordinator: (+232) 76 661036
UBC Mission Compound
Our staff in Bonthe
Reverend Joseph Gbando, Regional Coordinator
Main tasks: support staff in the development of concepts and activity ideas and plans, build and strengthen relationships with stakeholders in key institutions, raise funds and design proposals, supervise staff, represent AMNet on district and regional level, follow-up on projects and identify changes made in communities, interface between national and district office of AMNet
Joined AMNet in 2007
District chairperson Civil Society, district vice-chair Child Rights Coalition, Focal Person for Non-State Actors of ASJP
Professional Background: bachelor degree in theology of missions, acted as director of holistic ministry, acted as chaplain for Mattru School of Nursing and hospital, acted as district mobilization officer for Sheppard’s of Hospice, pastor
Certificate diploma in leadership and administration, various certificates in Human Rights issues and mainstreaming disability, conflict resolution, trainer of trainers in Generation Dialogue, certificate on public procurement procedures and monitoring
Motivation: To follow the example of Jesus in being an advocate for the disadvantaged and to contribute their enjoyment of their human rights.
Isata Kamara, Gender Officer
Main tasks: monitoring on FGM, advocate for voiceless women at rural level, sensitize grassroots, sensitization on legal framework for women’s and children’s rights, implementation of gender projects in Bonthe district, every Friday: radio discussion on issues effecting women, monitoring FSU, local court and magistrate court
Joined AMNet 2014
Professional Background: After secondary school Isata worked for over six years as nurse at the Pujehun government hospital. She acted as chairperson for the school of war effected women, and worked community outreach officer for enciss, qualitative and quantitative surveys on child protection
Trained on legal framework of women’s rights, hygiene promotion
Motivation: To encourage women to stand firm in public and to articulate their interests and to speak on behalf of those women who do not dare and are not heard
James Goba, Youth Officer
Main tasks: sensitization of youth on SRHR, HIV, early marriage and FGM, facilitate the formation of youth groups and strengthen them, radio discussions in the youth alert program, implementation of youth projects
Joined AMNet in 2007, first as community facilitator in the Inter-Generational Dialogue
Professional Background: Teacher’s certificate, certificate in electoral administration and civic education
Passion: Contribute to youth being perceived not trouble shooters but as change agents
Alfred Yambasu, Office Assistant
Main tasks: upkeep, maintain, and secure office, receive and document complaints and reports about cases of abuse, receive and dispatch mails, take minutes
Joined AMNet in 2009
Professional background: teacher, prison officer, security for various organizations
Motivation: contributing to the protection of women and children