Meet our man crush Monday, Amb. Tejan Kamara

Amb. Tejan Kamara is the founder of Goodwill Humanitarian Foundation, Sierra Leone, and a First Class graduate in Adult Education and Community Development from Fourah Bay College. He was among the top five graduates in 2020 with a 3.83 Cumulative Grade Point Average.  In 2019, he was certified as a Youth Ambassador by the Ministry of Youth Affairs. Later that year, he was also certified as a Peace and Development Ambassador by Future Leaders Initiative, SL.

In 2020, Africa for SDGs approved him as a Sustainable Development Ambassador.  He has dedicated the past eight (8) years of his life working for non-profit organizations working on education, humanitarian relief, youth, and community development, during which he has been able to complete many youth development programs, which include, the National Islamic Youth Leadership Summit, in 2021, and the National Youth Mental Health Conference in 2022.

Tejan has also led relief efforts in remote places in Sierra Leone and has supported the construction of schools, boreholes, and masjids. He has helped in the empowerment of youth, women, and adolescent children living in deprived communities Further, he has been conducting free classes on dissertation writing, research proposals, and a lot of seminars in various higher institutions across Sierra Leone. He still provides consultancy for people seeking to implement community development projects.
In 2022, he was one of the winners of the United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone’s Special Self-Help (SSH) fund, which he currently uses to rehabilitate and construct new boreholes in his community.

He has worked as a program manager for Global Youth Counterpart for Sustainable Development, as a founder of the Initiative for Children with Special Needs, as an Education Leadership and Management Consultant at the Brotherhood Educational Youth Center Regent, and as a board member of the Future Leaders Initiative Sierra Leone.

He is an educator, mental health/special needs advocate, youth worker, and community development practitioner.