Our Team

Santigie Bayo Dumbuya: WYCF Founder & Director

Santigie Bayo Dumbuya

Founder & Director
Sara Portugal: Volunteers Manager

Sara Portugal

International Advisor
Amara Shengbe - Education, Outreach and Child Protection Officer

Amara Shengbe

Education, Outreach, and Child Protection Officer

Ibrahim Conteh

Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning Officer

Ibrahim B. Lansana

Project Officer

Sallu Momoh Bangura

Administration & Finance Officer

Hannah Kabba

Head of Social Work and Gender Desk Officer

Betty Bangura

Assistant Head of Social Work

Mariatu M. Conteh

Social Worker

Hawa Brima

Social Worker

Hawa Bangura

WYCF Office & Home Maintenance


Our Ambassadors

Andrew Sampson and Chris Crowstaff

Chris Crowstaff & Andrew Sampson

United Kingdom

WYCF established contact with Chris and Andrew in 2013 through their organisation A Safe World for Women. Even though it is no longer active, Chris and Andrew have supported WYCF from their home in the UK over the years by spreading WYCF’s message, processing international and online donations and updating our website.

Marcus Olsson

Marcus Olsson


Traveling to Sierra Leone for the first time in 2015, Marcus started by teaching our children in Kroo Bay. After returning home to Sweden, he maintained a close relationship with our Team and supported our activities through fundraising. Marcus returned to Freetown in 2017 as part of his Master’s research and planned a new trip to collaborate with WYCF on an Arts project in 2018.

Sara B May

Sara May

United States

Sara met WYCF in 2015 when she travelled from the USA to Freetown to photograph our work in Kroo Bay and George Brook. She has since remained an avid supporter, having fundraised to alleviate our running costs and even travelled back to Sierra Leone to further document our activities.

Liz Hunter and Helen Lee

Helen Lee & Liz Hunter

United Kingdom

Helen and Liz first expressed their interest in WYCF in late 2016. After months of planning, they became keen fundraisers in the UK and finally met our Team in Freetown to help us launch the Girls to Women Reusable Pads project in October 2017. They remain closely involved and supportive of WYCF activities. 



Luisa dreamt of traveling to Africa since she was 7 years old. During her final years in high school she left for her first volunteering experience at a wildlife conservation farm in Namibia. After her graduation she went back to Namibia, volunteered at another animal rehabilitation farm in South Africa and then backpacked through Australia and New Zealand. After returning to her home country Germany she signed up at University for Translation Studies, but after a trip to Uganda she decided to make her fascination for Africa her main-occupation and studied Cultures and Societies of Africa at the University of Bayreuth. Meanwhile she volunteered in Ghana and with a growing interest for West Africa – and in particular for Sierra Leone – she found out about We Yone Child Foundation (WYCF). She came to Sierra Leone for the first time in 2018 and enjoyed her experience with WYCF so much that she returned for a 6-month internship the same year. In 2021 she is going to graduate from University, holding a Bachelor in Anthropology. If she’s not busy studying or working in part time jobs she loves discovering the outdoors by foot or by bicycle, experimenting in the kitchen and making further travel plans. Apart from German and English she has a basic knowledge of Swahili, French and Polish.​

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Emily Addicott

United States

Inspired by Santigie’s vision, in 2020 Emily joined WYCF as an ambassador in the United States. She is passionate about developing sustainable and scalable strategies to promote robust educational and welfare programming. Previously involved in a myriad of philanthropic campaigns in the U.S. and worldwide, Emily is invested in cultural conservancy, community engagement, and micro-enterprise. She is motivated by WYCF’s innovative outreach and its commitment to elevating a generation of future leaders. Emily looks forward to furthering the WYCF mission, as well as visiting Sierra Leone in the near future.

We Yone Child Foundation

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off Pademba Road Prison

Freetown, Sierra Leone


We Yone Child Foundation


Sierra Leone, West Africa. National Charity Registration #: NNGO/646. MSWGCA 109. Tax Exemption No: 1026904-7


We Yone Child Foundation is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization. WYCF partners with US-based Omprakash, registered under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. U.S. donations through the Omprakash website are fully tax deductible as code permits.

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