Published Mon, Oct 23, 2023
Written by Dana Kaltenberger
We are excited to welcome two great additions to our Psychosocial staff. Mariama Jabbie (left) and Kadiatu Conteh will serve in the role of social worker whose job is to support the mental and emotional health of our EduNations” students as well to advocate for children’s rights and gender equality as part of the overall Social and Psychological Support Program. The social workers provide guidance and counseling to students as well as assess family needs and deliver care and support for orphaned and abandoned children.
EduNations’ Psychosocial staff members are important partners to our teachers, administrators, and other support staff as we strive not just to educate our students but support their growth into healthy men and women of good character who can serve the communities and nation well.
Mariama has a bachelor’s degree in economics education from Njala University. Her previous experience included teaching high school students, most recently at EduNations Hope Academy Senior school in Rokassa. She has also served as one of the tutors of the discipleship program, and house parent to one of our student families living in the dormitories. During her time as house parent, Mariama displayed gifts in understanding and developing relationships with high-school students. Mariama is a committed follower of Jesus and loves to share the joy of new life in Christ with others.
Kadiatu earned a bachelor’s degree in education and business management from the Ernest Bai Koroma University of Science and Technology. Kadiatu worked as school missionary and mentor in many schools around the major city of Makeni.
Kadiatu shares her passion for this new role, “My responsibility as social worker is to provide support, advocating for, and providing assistance to our students. Our young women face special challenges – reluctance from some families to educate them, pressures to marry early, substance abuse, mental health problems, and violence – which can prove vey daunting. I look forward to relationships with our young women and their communities to fight for their education and well-being.
I feel joining the Psychosocial staff will be a way to fulfill my passion to contribute to society. I believe God is interested in the life of every child and love helping each one discover how they can fulfill their passions, too. I feel joy fighting for girls and “igniting hope” in Sierra Leone.”
Thank you for your support of EduNations which makes education with holistic, psychosocial support possible!