of Sierra Leone (FOSL)
was founded in 1991 by a small group of former Peace Corps volunteers,
today its membership has grown to include over 400 individuals in 49 US
States and over ten other countries. Approximately 65% of FOSL members are
former Peace Corps volunteers, 25% are
Sierra Leoneans or Sierra Leonean-Americans, and the remaining 10%
have worked, lived or studied in Sierra Leone (mostly as
development workers, former students, and missionaries). FOSL has two
missions: 1) To educate Americans and others about currents events in
Sierra Leone, and about Salone`s peoples, cultures and history, 2) To
support small scale development and relief projects in Sierra Leone.
P.O. Box 15875
Washington DC 20003,
of Sierra Leone
Leone Assembly of Muslim Youth (SLAMY)
Sierra Leone Association of Muslim Youth was formed by Sierra Leonean
youths studying in Saudi Arabia, along with other notable Sierra Leoneans,
to map out strategies to assist the country following the outbreak of the
civil strife in March 1991. SLAMY is a non-political and non-governmental
organisation with an assembly comprised of Sierra Leoneans. Its
headquarters is established in Freetown.
aims to unite Muslim youths throughout the country in pursuance of the
Islamic Da'awh principle in and out of Sierra Leone, to support young
Muslims to become good citizens, and to support them to engage in
productive activities to create self-reliance. The organisation also
provides assistance in the following areas: (1.) Education
and leadership training, (2.) Training and enlightenment in the
Islamic faith, (3.) Basic healthcare services/supply of essential drugs to
clinics, (4.) Promote productive farming, (5.) Support to improve business
management for trading in local produce and cattle-rearing in order to
improve the standard of living of citizens in the country.
Osman M. Gbessay
Sierra Leone Progressive Union (SLPU)
Sierra Leone Progressive Union (S.L.P.U.)
was founded in 1994 to promote education , welfare and co-operation
amongst Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad.
Its members host regular meetings on a rotational basis on the
first Sunday of each month. SLPU is a national, non-political, non-profit
and non-partisan organisation, whose membership is open to all regardless
of age, race, gender, ethnicity or national origin.
Pa Santhikie Kanu, Chairman
Address: P.O. Box 9164,
Alexandria VA 22304,
David Bangura, Treasurer
The Sierra Leone
Women`s Movement for Peace - New Jersey Branch
Sierra Leone Women's Movement for Peace is a non-profit organization that
was formed in New Jersey in May 1996, it is a division of the parent
organization based in Sierra Leone. The Organization is non-racial and
aim and objectives of the movement are:
To promote and
achieve lasting peace in our beloved Sierra Leone.
To promote the
well-being of women and children in Sierra Leone.
To provide foster
care for orphaned and homeless child victims of the war.
To participate in
counseling and the rehabilitation of victims, especially women and
is open to all Sierra Leonean women and women friends of Sierra Leone.
Also support is welcomed from all Sierra Leoneans and friends of Sierra
Fatima Bona, Chairperson
Address: P.O. Box 5153