Tuesday 5 November 2019


Regional Director for Save the Children West and Central Africa, Philippe Adapoe on Friday, 1st November, 2019 ended a three-day visit to the Sierra Leone Country Office.Taking over last June, Philip said that visiting Sierra Leone had always been a priority because the country was dear to him.

During his three day visit he met with the senior management team and was briefed on several projects that address Education, Health and Protection. Philip was also given the opportunity to pre-test a new App for Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Education for Danish TV, which is a two-year Campaign and Media project.  He visited slum and vulnerable communities including Kroobay and Wellington where SCI Sierra Leone is currently implementing projects to get first-hand experience of some of our operational areas.

On Friday, Philip held a general meeting with a cross section of Save the Children Sierra Leone staff. Among many other things discussed, he applauded the country office for improving on its key performance indicators. He urged the office to keep trying new things, and being innovative.

Philip encouraged staff to take pride in the fact that " Save the Children is the second largest NGO in the World and number one for Supporting Children." He assured staff of opportunities for growth if they strive to be the best in their respective fields. He noted that the country has a "Competitive advantage" in the humanitarian world. 

Responding to the questions raised by SCI staff on the organization’s plan to extend to the Northern part of the country, Heather Campbell, SCI Sierra Leone Country Director said though the extension of a an office in the northern region lies in the hands of the country office, it is something that needs proper evaluation in terms of cost and our relevance.