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How WAMM Came to Be

Background

 

In 2009, Frank Amadau and Gabriel Warren first met in a Sierra Leonean village called Mabulveh where they were repairing roads, clearing fields, and planting crops for the Voluntary Work-Camps of Sierra Leone. Frank was an English and Literature teacher at the Prince of Wales, Freetown, Sierra Leone; Gabriel was a Neuroscience student at the University of Minnesota in the United States. As they worked together through the rainy season, they exchanged ideas about how to create a valuable impact in the health of Sierra Leone. After the camp concluded, they laid down the groundwork for what would be WAMM's first mission in Sierra Leone set to take place in the summer of 2010. Three years later, WAMM emerged as a registered Voluntary Community-Based Organization in Sierra Leone, approved as a tax-exempt 501(c)3 international non- profit organization with offices in the US and SL.


Frank Amadau Co-Founder & National Coordinator (SL)

2010 was the first year for WAMM's programing in Sierra Leone, with its focus in Freetown. A two-prong approach brought together local youth and clinicians to engage in the Young Scholars of Sierra Leone (YSSL) and Research Associates (RA) programs.


Gabriel Warren Co-Founder