​About YOSA International


​​​​​YOSA International is a coalition of international and Sierra Leone based YOSA alumni associations, Yengema Secondary School alumni, ex-teachers, current teachers, the school's administration, friends of the school, local  councillors, and the Diocese of Kenema - working in partnership to advance, support and rehabilitate learning and wellbeing at the school. ​​


Coalition members are based in Sierra Leone, USA, UK, South Africa, Kenya, the EU and Canada, and our partners SLIP are based in Ireland.







Our Objectives


  • ​Engage with former students, teachers and friends of the school and increase membership of the association.

  • Engage in programmes and activities that create institutional pride in the school and that serve to develop and enhance the school’s public image.​

  • Advance education and raise standards of education, teaching and achievement at the school.

  • Engage with Bishops, local Pastors, Spiritans, Christian Brothers with a challenge to reassert meaningful Church patronage, support and oversight of schools such as YSS.

  • ​Promote gender and social equality at the school, to remove or reduce barriers to education, especially for girls.

  • ​Promote good governance, leadership and management of YSS.

  • ​Provide support and resources for the rehabilitation and development of the school’s infrastructure, and the development of educational services

  • ​Promote parental and community involvement in the school, and to promote community involvement and outreach by the school

  • ​Establish and encourage partnerships between the school and schools in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the rest of the EU

  • ​Promote teaching of the Kono culture, history and language, and other ethnic groups’ culture, history and languages at the school to enhance community cohesion.

Coalition members  
  • YOSA Sierra Leone
  • YOSA Phase Two Sierra Leone
  • Yengema Secondary School, Kono (Principal and board of governors)
  • Vicar General Father Kumasi (Kenema Diocese)
  • Councillor Abel Kounday Fallah (Kono District Council)
  • Councillor Aiah Moses Sandi (Kono District Council)
  • Eddie Finnegan (Sierra Leone Irish Partnership, and Finnegan Family Fund)
  • Professor Moses Bockarie (EDCTP, South Africa)
  • Sahr Yambas
  • Lansana Marah
  • Sahr Kemoh (UNICEF WASH, Guiana)
  • Issatta Finda Sangba
We hope to add more members and partners soon as they come on board
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