The Jeneba Project was founded by two Senior Fellows: Joseph Kaifala and Liat Krawczyk. The project is dedicated to providing high-quality traditional and civic education in Sierra Leone. Concentrating on creating leaders by promoting knowledge and developing character each step of the way, the project has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to enable a second cohort of an all-girls class in Sierra Leone.
Join them with raising funds or check out other other opportunities to get in involved on their website.
About the Team
- Joseph Ben Kaifala is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (2007 Copenhagen Fellowship and 2009 Congressional Fellowship) and founder of the Jeneba Project and the Sierra Leone Memory Project. He is a native of Sierra Leone who spent much of his childhood in Liberia and Guinea. He later moved to Norway where he studied for the International Baccalaureate at the Red Cross Nordic United World College. He holds a BA in International Affairs & French, with a minor in Law & Society from Skidmore College in New York. He earned a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.
- Liat Krawczyk is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (2007 Warsaw Fellowship and San Francisco Grassroots Fellowship) co-director of The Jeneba Project and the Sierra Leone Memory Project. She was raised in an Argentinean household and grew up moving between Israel and the U.S. Most recently, she piloted the first Israeli accelerator to help entrepreneurs develop innovative financially-successful ventures for Base-of-the-Pyramid markets. Before that, she worked with a former Israeli Minister at an international consulting and strategic investment firm focusing on business development in emerging markets.