Bpaaki Michael Vandi
Founder & CEO
Bpaaki Michael Vandi is a community activist and an immigrant from Sierra Leone. He works as a paralegal assistant and is currently furthering his graduate degree at the University of Baltimore in Maryland, USA. After the Ebola outbreak of 2014, he created Sinava to not only prevent such outbreaks in the future, but to promote education and provide basic health services to families, as well as provide medical supplies and equipment to health workers in Sierra Leone.
Mr. Vandi has over eight years experience working with various nonprofits and volunteering in fundraising events. His goal, among others, is to see that students in Sierra Leone and their families get proper and easy access to education and basic health services. He briefly attended Shenandoah University in Virginia but graduated from Towson University in Maryland in 2012, where he received his Bachelors in Criminal Justice and learned the importance of volunteering and affecting change.
Phylis T. Tarawally
Phylis T. Tarawally is from Sierra Leone, West Africa. She have lived in the United States for about twenty years now and have been practicing in the medical field as a nurse for about 18 years. She is very passionate about helping people and being in the medical field has made her desire to help others and give back even stronger.
Ms. Tarawally joined Sinava to make her passion into reality. She is delighted to take this venture as far as it can lead Sinava and looks forward to working to ensure that Sinava becomes one of the best charitable organizations in the world.
Prince Francis Solomon
Senior VP, Sierra Leone
Prince Francis Solomon is a philanthropist from the Eastern part of Sierra Leone. He is a graduate from Njala University and currently works as an Auditor at Moore Stephens Sierra Leone, an international auditing firm. His quest in bringing change to the lives of other people and communities.
Mr. Solomon believes that Sinava's goal aligns perfectly with the type of organization he hoped to work with. He has worked voluntarily with many organizations whose goals are similar to that of Sinava's, like the Trinity Old Boys at their Climax (TOBMAX) Foundation and the Sierra Leone Young Writers Union.
In his quest of bringing change in the lives of people, Mr. Solomon has partnered with Sinava to make his dreams into reality and looks forward to impacting as many lives as possible.
National Director, Sierra Leone
Mr. Ibrahim Sei is a dedicated young man with great vision. He believes that to be youthful is to be useful and has worked as a volunteer on many advocacy platforms like the Children Forum Network, Children Development Forum, and the Children Advocacy Platform.
Mr. Sei have served, in his little way, the less privileged children of Sierra Leone by partnering with organizations that have similar vision and mission to Sinava. As a community organizer, he assisted in putting together a youth forum that help to mitigate societal problems caused mainly by youths. He has, thus far, made extraordinary and exemplary moves that has made him worthy of emulation by his contemporaries.
One example is when he sacrificed during the Ebola scourge to making sure that his humanly and patriotic steps were shown not only to his community, but the country at large; and note worthily, he did that selflessly and voluntarily to make his inputs count. In his community, he is agreeably regarded as a bridge-builder. As Sinava's National Director he is continuing his selfless and humanitarian efforts.
Organizing Secretary, Sierra Leone
Ms. Abibatu Momoh is notably an activist that was born in the Eastern part of Sierra Leone, in Kenema. She is a rare personality that typifies hard work, perseverance, dedication and most importantly, she is quintessentially a modern-typed figure that proves to her community and the world at large that feminism is a thing of great concern. Ms. Momoh have, over the years, worked with several children advocacy forums which made her the archetype of a child advocate.
As a teen, she was the president for the Children Advocacy Platform (CAP), Sierra Leone. Now, she is selflessly working with with the Defense for Children International (DCI) and Sinava, Inc., among others. She is one of the most amiable young personalities in her community and has been certified by the East Base Social Club as the Activist of the year.
Chief Marketing Officer
Obed Lartey is a Ghanaian native, and a graduate of Norfolk State University. He studied Business Marketing at Norfolk State University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He is currently a MBA student at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. While at Norfolk State University he had the opportunity to intern with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pharmaceutical Company through the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
At GSK Pharmaceutical, he worked on social media marketing, claims ideation, SEO and was part of the team for selecting an ad agency for the media marketing. He is the owner and CEO of Key Solution Marketing. He is also a member of the League of Extraordinary Men at Norfolk State University, a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated, and a member of Order of Omega Leadership Honor Society.