Sierra Leone Advisory Board
Women of Hope International operates under the oversight and direction of two boards; one in the US, which oversees the overall development and operation of WOHInt, and one in Sierra Leone, which oversees the day-to-day activities and the financial disbursements of WOHInt in Sierra Leone. The Sierra Leone Advisory Board is comprised of the following individuals:
Bambino N. Suma - Chairman
Mr. Suma is the Director of the Prosthetic Outreach Foundation clinic in Makeni. His work among amputee and polio clients is well-known throughout the country, where he is known as "Dr. Suma." The hallmark of his work with patients is his compassionate spirit and quickness to tell them the Gospel as he works with them. He obtained his education in Prosthetics and Orthotics from TATCOT in Moshi, Tanzania. Suma and his wife and 3 children live in Makeni, Sierra Leone.
Madame Bomposseh N'Silk
Madame Bomposseh has a long history of work with women's issues and disabilities in the Makeni area. Her late husband was the Paramount Chief before his sudden death following a political turnover. Her passion for the justice and development is unequaled and has earned her a voice in her community. Her many educational achievements include various degrees and diplomas in Community Development from Haifa, Israel, California, Accra, Ghana and Harare, Zimbabwe. She is a Justice of the Peace in Makeni and Ceremonial Chief.
Zainab has been an advocate for women's rights in the Makeni area for several years. Her educational background is in Communications Development and her current place of employment is at Radio Mankneh, a radio station in Makeni. Zainab has also worked for Human Rights groups. She and her husband and two daughters live in Makeni.
Edward has long been a teacher at the St. Joseph School for the Hearing Impaired in Makeni. He has a compassionate heart for those who suffer hearing loss and a wealth of experience in the disability community in the area.
Hawa has been blind since childhood. She is a teacher at the Bombali School for the Blind where she teaches preschool to both sighted and blind children. Hawa is most passionate about Christ and his love and power and she also is an advocate for the needs and rights of the blind.
Solomon Van Kanei
Solomon has worked in Community Health Evangelism since 1990 and currently serves as the Country Coordinator for the West African Network of CHE. He serves as pastor of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Freetown. Solomon brings years of experience in grass-roots development and loves to see people grasp the concepts of Christ transforming lives and communities.