Charlie founded The Collective after a number of trips to Sierra Leone. He is passionate about the country and is determined to show people how beautiful and welcoming it is. He is a Teach First Ambassador having taught History at Burlington Danes Academy in White City. In 2009 he helped set up NearFar, an ethical fashion label working with the people of Sierra Leone.
Contact Charlie charlie@thecollectiveSL.co.uk or 00232 (0)76 807 101
Alex got involved with The Collective after hearing Charlie’s stories about Sierra Leone and was inspired by his bold ideas to start a new, innovative organisation. Alex has recently joined us full-time as Managing Director in Freetown, after working as Regional Manager for Changemakers, a youth leadership charity aiming to unlock the leadership potential of young people.
Contact Alex alex@thecollectiveSL.co.uk
Sam works freelance for charities and NGOs and became involved with The Collective whilst working in Freetown with our partners Street Child and Future for Children. He has worked for a number of organisations across the health, education and global development sectors, prior to which he worked at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Royal Geographical Society. He has a BA in History and an MA in International Studies, both from the University of London.
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Ben got involved after meeting Charlie through a mutual friend. He was inspired by Charlie’s drive and determination to an achieve an ambitious and positive goal. He also shares a passion for Africa and Development. Ben supports The Collective alongside his work as an Investment Manager and as a senior volunteer and mentor at The Emmaus Shelter in West Norwood.
Contact Ben ben@thecollectiveSL.co.uk
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Fatmata is responsible for preparing meals and keeping the house in good order. She is also known to cut hair if you ask nicely! She has just graduated from Caragates Cooking School, Makeni. She has lived in the area since 2006 and has a young son, Jusu.
Alusine is the Facilities Manager and the local Mr. Fix-It, introducing volunteers to the local community and looking after the house. He has just graduated from St. Francis School, Makeni and is well known in the area. He is an outstanding athlete and loves football.