Farmanga Ngobeh is a medical student at the College of Medicine and Allied Health Science in Freetown, Sierra Leone who has been passionate about research from high school.
Farmanga has been the administrator of Science Resources Africa since 2011 and is our key liaison officer.
Umu Kuntume Sall
Sierra Leone Association of Women in Science and Engineering (SLAWiSE)
Faculty for the Future Premier Award Winner
Umu Kuntume Sall has spent a lot of her time in Advocating and Empowering young people, especially girls. Her humanitarian feeling for women and children, especially the less privileged, was the stimulus to participating at the Science Resources Africa annual project competition in 2015 and she took 2nd position for her outstanding project about the Ebola virus disease (EVD) during outbreak in Sierra Leone. In 2016 she took part again in the Science Resources Africa competition and this time she won a Faculty for the Future Award from the Sierra Leone Association of Women in Science and Engineering (SLAWiSE).
Umu was an active member of the Children’s forum network, and started broadcasting since at a tender age at the radio UNAMSIL mammy yoko now Radisson Blu, since then Umu continued her advocacy skills to the voice of children and teen talk project on radio and activist on point courtesy on Sierra Leone broadcasting cooperation new England in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Umu has started her own Foundation where she is one of Sierra Leone’s Youngest Executive Director in charge of the Child Awareness Foundation (CAF). She is running it with colleagues of the same passion and she has been helping a lot with donations, scholarships, sensitization and motivational talks.
Umu is a current student of the college of Medicine and Allied Health Science (COMAHS) and looking forward to a career as a gynaecologist.