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George Reginald Freeman - Founder & Executive Director

Staff OneGeorge Reginald Freeman is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) HIV&AIDS advocate, human rights defender and youth development activist with 10 years experience in the non‐profit sector. He has worked extensively in national and international research on HIV&AIDS and human rights of LGBTQI people, and has also worked with youth and street children, and women’s human rights. George is a well‐known speaker, poet, and author, has participated in numerous international conferences, seminars, and international lectures focusing on LGBTQI issues, HIV prevention, gender and women’s rights in several cities in the world (including Freetown, The Netherlands, Canada, Copenhagen, Spain, Las Palmas, United Kingdom, and Brussels). George has previously served as National Secretary General and currently Development Consultant for Global Unification International, Sierra Leone Chapter.

George is the founder and Director of Pride Equality (PE) and coordinates all the projects and programs on sexual health and STI (Including HIV&AIDS) awareness for LGBTQI young people in Sierra Leone. George has studied Business Management and Administration, International Business Communication, Project Management and currently doing a professional course in Law and Legal Works.

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Ephraim Bernard Wilson – Administrative/Programs Manager

Ephraim Bernard Wilson is a highly motivated and dedicated individual pursuing a challenging and rewarding career in Professional Management and Administration.  He offers to Pride Equality a wide range of transferable skills in Management and Administration including youth leadership, team leading and managerial skills. In addition to a strong combination of organisation and interpersonal skills; this has equipped Bernard to serve in the capacity of Administrative/Programs Manager for Pride Equality for the past 4 years. Bernard is passionate about LGBTQI human rights, youth led development and believes in community driven participatory action for change. Bernard was part of MASHAV Israeli Training Program on Adolescent and sexual reproductive health organized in Freetown, February – March 2012.

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Henrietta Regina Johnson (Assistant Programs Manager)

Staff ThreeHenrietta Regina Johnson is the Communication Officer in Pride Equality. She studied communication and Information Communication Technology and has worked as a consultant for several years. She is currently working for the customer service at Lime Line Sierra Leone Limited.  She defines communication as her lover, and works with communication at several companies. Besides sleeping with communication, Etta is passionate about human rights advocacy for all. She is passionate about music and has done a lot of performances.

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Kemo Cham (Communication/Media Manager)

Staff FourKemo Cham is a journalist.  He has been practicing for the past five years, in both print and online. He holds certificates in Basic Journalism and Ethics, Newsroom Management and Business Journalism from the Commonwealth Press Union Media Trust (CPU Media Trust), London, UK. Cham, prior to his journalism career, did a four year degree programme in Biology and Agriculture at the University of The Gambia, where he was involved in student activism serving as president of the University of the Gambia Students Union and the National Union of Gambian Students, concurrently. He began his journalism career there, before joining the Banjul based Today Newspaper in April 2007. He later joined the Daily Observer (www.observer.gm), where he rose through the ranks to become editor-in-chief. Cham has previously served as media representative for Global Unification International, Gambia Chapter; and also as media representative for an NGO-CSO anti-tobacco alliance. He is currently an editor of Gambia focused online publications - www.jollofnews.com.Between 2010 and 2011, the Gambian journalist lived and reported in Dakar, Senegal, and then Bamako in Mali, for online publications, www.africanews.com, www.africabusiness.com, and www.shoutafrica.com.In Bamako, Cham also volunteered at the office of the West Africa Journalist Association - Capacity Building Project. Presently, he is the Sierra Leone correspondent for the Nairobi based Nation Media Group. He is based in Freetown. He writes on a host of issues, with a little focus on development, science and human rights issues. Locally, Cham has briefly edited the Financial Times newspaper, and he is currently one of the editors of Sierra Leone`s only arts and entertainment news publication, www.salonejamboree.com.
He is a registered member of both the Gambia Press Union (GPU) and the Sierra Leone Association of Journalist (SLAJ). The Gambian journalist also blog at: www.jollofbantabaa.blogspot.com, www.banjulpost.blogspot.com.

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Denzil Morlai Kargbo - Finance Manager

Staff FiveDenzil Morlai Kargbo is the Finance Manager and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) human rights activist working for Pride Equality since 2007. Denzil is a board member for LGBTQ Student Network - the student campaign for LGBT rights – for the past two years. He believes in grass-root development, volunteerism and member-led activism. He is passionate about human rights and loves to offer self service for the attainment of LGBTQ equality and tolerance. He has been involved in series of educational sessions such as, Global Rights trainings of trainer’s workshops on monitoring and documenting human rights violation and Sexuality Based Advocacy, held in Freetown 2011 – 2012; International Training with Musical Television Staying Alive Foundation on organizational capacity building Training sessions for grantees organizations in Dar Es Salam, Tanzania February 2011. He has won series of awards and passionate about football and other athletic activities.

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Samuella Temple – HCT Coordinator

Staff EightSamuella Temple is Pride Equality HIV Counselor and Nurse. She has been helping with HIV Counseling and Testing services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) young people in schools, colleges and vocational institutions in Freetown and Makeni. She has been working for the National AIDS Control Program (NACP) for the past 3 years with vast range of experience in HCT services.

 

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