Save Sierra Leone Foundation (SSLF) was conceived by its founder and chairwoman, Patricia O. Thorpe as a portal to bring together a community of philanthropists, corporate donors, Non-Government Organizations, educational institutions and private citizens to implement innovative solutions benefiting underprivileged children in Sierra Leone in three key areas: Education, Healthcare, and Poverty alleviation. The Foundation was incorporated in Maryland, USA in May 2009 as a non-profit organization and its inaugural launch was done in Freetown, Sierra Leone in August 2009. Save Sierra Leone Foundation is exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the internal revenue code. Contributions made to the Foundation are deductible under section 170 of the code. The Foundation is overseen by a Board of Directors and additional management support is provided by a core group of Advisory Consultants.
Patricia Thorpe - Founder
Board of Directors
Patricia O. Thorpe Founding Chair
Anita Bandazio Bianda Member
Zainab Kamara Member
Hamidu Mansaray Member
Ambrose Thorpe Member
Alex Mansaray Member
Key Management Members / Department Heads
Emma Fofanah - International Outreach
Desmond Bishop - Tourism and Hospitality
Cassandra Wright - Executive Donors' Club
Sully Hamid - Public Relations
Prince Thorpe - Research & Development
Samuel Bangura - Marketing
Augustine Thorpe - Business Development
James K. Enos-Edu - Southern Operations
In-country Program Coordinators /Area
Dr. Christiana Thorpe / Education
Prof. Dr. Onike Rodrigues / Healthcare
Rodney S. Lewis / Poverty Alleviation
Vida Watson / Goodwill Ambassador
A team on a mission to empower lives
Empowering lives in Sierra Leone, one person at a time.
"At Save Sierra Leone Foundation, we take pride not credit in our accomplishments. Our job is to help organizations and individuals with innovative educational, healthcare and poverty alleviation projects for children in Sierra Leone succeed remarkably well. Their success in empowering lives, one person at a time gives us our greatest satisfaction. That is how our team gets things done differently at Save Sierra Leone Foundation." - Patricia Thorpe, Founder.
Over two thousand children were beneficiaries of our educational, healthcare or poverty alleviation programs.