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Kambia Office

SAM 1340

 

Since 2007 the AMNet office in Kambia is registered with MSWGCA and the Local Council, it also serves as focal office for the Northern Region and implements projects in Kambia and Port Loko district.

AMNet has been selected as the focal agency for child protection in Kambia district.

We are have undertaken pioneer work on female genital mutilation in the district: In 2008 the traditional authorities signed a memorandum of understanding that made Kambia the first district to ban child FGM. A similar MoU was signed in Port Loko in 2010.  AMNet has implemented the Generation Dialogue in twelve communities in two chiefdoms in Kambia as well as in twelve communities in four chiefdoms in Port Loko to facilitate the cultural change that is necessary for the end of child FGM. Due to our continuous work, the chiefs and Soweis of Kambia town and the larger villages now present the women who shall be initiated into the Bondo society to AMNet. As the main part of the initiation is FGM, an assessment of the women’s age by AMNet shall prove that only adult women are undergoing the cutting. This has led to a drastic reduction of child FGM in the district.

 

Contact

mobile regional coordinator Kambia: (+232) 77 427315 /(+232) 76 816592

 

Office Address:

 4 SLMB Road

Kambia Town

Sierra Leone

 

Our staff in Kambia

 

Arun S. Turay, Regional Coordinator

SAM 2

Main tasks: coordinate team and activities, supervise the departments and admin, monitoring and reporting to head office, follow-up on cases of abuse of women’s and children’s rights

Joined AMNet in 2008

Professional Background: Higher teacher certificate, former head teacher, over 20 years of teaching experience

Trainer of trainers in Generation Dialogue

Trained in international human rights and national laws for the protection of women and children, HIV/Aids

Main motivation: Working with vulnerable children and women

Mobile: 077 427315 / 076 816592

 

 

 

Reverend Joseph B.M. Sowa, Human Rights and Youth Officer

SAM 1336

Main tasks: implementation of youth projects, youth-led activities on minimizing FGM, monitoring the free health care for pregnant and lactating mothers and under 5 year old children and advocating with and for them for good medical service delivery

Joined AMNet in 2008

Professional Background: Theology, clergy: reverend

Community worker, trained solicitor, certified in child psychology, therapy and trauma, trained in HIV/Aids, youth leadership for politics, national and international human rights laws

Trainer of trainers in Generation Dialogue

Passion:

- health: safe delivery and safe motherhood, preference for women in health system

- engaging men to end FGM, especially men of the secret societies

mobile: +232 76 470055

 

 

Nabie Turay, Child Protection Officer

SAM 1318

Main Tasks: Liaising with MSWGCA, FSU and schools on child protection and empowerment, project implementation child protection, mentoring Children Forum Network (CFN) Kambia, monitoring and advocating at courts on child cases, follow-up on cases of child abuse, awareness raising on ban of child FGM

Joined AMNet in 2013

Professional Background: WASC certificate, volunteer teacher class 5 and 6, media officer and commissioner of Children Form Network Kambia, volunteer services (Vice-President National Youth Coalition Kambia District, Chief supervisor of road safety monitors (for passengers’ rights), Campaigner for health alert, Associate member of CFN, Coordinating the activities of MOL foundation (Make our leaders foundation) in Kambia, Preparing students for the BECE)

Trained on capacity building, leadership skills and family tracing and reunification (FTR)

Passion:

- educating the grassroots

- see cases and issues handled as outlined in policies and laws without compromise

 

 

Rachel Mbalu Dumbuya, Micro-Credit, Assistant Admin and Finance Officer

SAM 1317

Main tasks: administering the micro-credit in Kambia, administer petty cash, project funds and salaries, accounting; take minutes and receive visitors

Joined AMNet in 2013

Professional Background: WASC certificate, diploma in secretarial studies, Trained in youth revivals (church), Voter-identification officer for National Electoral Commission

Motivation: Spirit of AMNet’s mission and AMNet team in Kambia

 

 

Edna Kaifala, Gender Officer

SAM 1327

Main tasks: implementation of gender projects, liaise with organisations and MDAs working  on gender issues in the district, community sensitization on gender issues, follow-up and monitoring cases of GBV, strengthen women’s groups

Joined AMNet in 2011

Professional Background: higher national diploma in Business Studies, Diploma in Business Studies, Certificate in Institute of Electoral Administration, Lecturer (6 years) and Head of Department (3 years) in Business Studies at Freetown College of Management and Accountancy, Admin Officer at Pacific Architect Engineers (1.5 years)

Trainer of Trainers in Generation Dialogue, trained in African Human Right Education, national laws on gender and child protection, advocacy

Passion: to protect women and children against abuse and gender-based violence

 

 

Vivian Kosia, Volunteer

Main tasks: support the child protection department, study legal framework

Joined in March 2014

Professional Background: Diploma in Business Administration, internship with SPW

Motivation: learn more about child protection