About Us


If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.


Chrisanta is our CEO. She is an impact-driven gender equality specialist with over 12 years’ experience leading complex participatory action research and evaluations across diverse global cultural contexts in Australia, Asia, Africa, the UK and the Pacific. Chrisanta brings her leadership experience and passion for Gender Justice and Women’s Rights to One Girl. When she is not at One Girl, Chrisanta is pottering in her garden!



Yeniva is the Africa Regional Director. She is responsible for leading operations of One Girl in Sierra Leone and Uganda and spends her days making sure the vision and mission of One Girl come to life through our programs and partnerships. When she’s not juggling her many community service activities outside of work, she is designing a new outfit or enjoying her most fulfilling role as Mommy to a Rockstar daughter Mahari!

Feimie Kpayagula

Feimie is the Community Programs Coordinator in Sierra Leone. She is multi-talented and skilled in leadership, research and community engagement. At One Girl, she uses her Social Work and Psychology experience to plan, design and execute training sessions alongside the Field Officers for the One Girl scholars, their parents, the focal teachers, and stakeholders in the different communities. She also supports the Monitoring and Evaluation of the programs in Sierra Leone. Away from One Girl, she loves reading books!

Abibatu Sesay

Abibatu is the Finance and Administration Manager at One Girl in Sierra Leone. She forms a key part of the management team and is integral to our commitment to transparency and accountability. She is responsible for carrying out the day to day processing of financial transactions, and reporting on all income and expenses. She is a star team player who also provides administrative support and keeps the One Girl Sierra Leone office running like a well-oiled machine.

Ibrahim Kargbo

Ibrahim is one of the Community Outreach Officers. Ibrahim works in the field implementing One Girl programs in Sierra Leone. He works directly with our trainers, scholars, partners and communities.


Abdulai is one of the Community Outreach Officers. Abdulai works in the field implementing One Girl programs in Sierra Leone. He works directly with our trainers, scholars, partners and communities.

Isha Alie Kamara

Isha is one of the Field Officers in Freetown. She has a passion for working with girls and young women. At One Girl, she supports the Scholars and also works with parents, teachers and community stakeholders.


Mary is one of the Field Officers in Freetown. She ensures all our programs are running both effectively and efficiently and that the Scholars are participating fully in the programs and achieving their full potentials through regular monitoring and collaboration with focal teachers and the One Girl team.

Kadiatu Bah

Kadiatu is one of the Community Outreach Officers. She works in the field with the Field Officers implementing One Girl programs in Tonkolili, Sierra Leone. She also works directly with our trainers, Scholars, partners and communities.

Madiana Sia Jimmy

Madiana is the Finance and Administration Officer for One Girl in Tonkolili. She coordinates expenses, creates and maintains budgets and reports on finances. She also ensures that all equipment and appliances and the office in general are running smoothly.

Victoria Kahla

Victoria is our International Programs and Partnerships Director, and has been working with young people for 15 years, with a particular focus on adolescent girls and young women. Victoria has worked in communities throughout Africa, Asia, Australia and the Pacific; and is passionate about ensuring adolescent girls and young women have access to the power and justice they are entitled to.


Lucy is our International Programs Coordinator, based in Sydney, Australia. Lucy works closely with our team in Sierra Leone in One Girl program development.

Francesca Alice

Francesca is one of our Global Learning and Impact Consultants, bringing 10+ years of international development experience working in geographically dispersed teams in the Asia-Pacific, Southern and East Africa regions. Currently based in South Africa, she specialises in participatory, integrated approaches to monitoring, evaluation, learning and research, and demystifying ‘M&E’ for colleagues, partners and program participants.


Eva Foreman

Eva is our Fundraising & Campaigns Director. It's her job to lead the fundraising team to grow funds, build meaningful partnerships and create engaging campaigns so One Girl can support as many girls as possible. When not thinking of exciting new ways to fundraise, you'll find Eva seeking out some sunshine at her local park or near the ocean, most likely with a book or music close by!

One Girl Relationships Manager Bailey Thomas

Bailey Thomas

Bailey is our Relationships Manager. She works with all of our wonderful partners who support our One Girl mission, to ensure sustainable, meaningful and nurtured relationships that can make a difference for as many girls as possible. When she is not making new friends for the One Girl family, she will be by the ocean, at yoga or enjoying time with her amazing community of friends and family.

Emma Killeen

Emma is our Operations and HR Manager. It is her role to design and oversee operational processes and policies, and to support the One Girl team. Emma comes from a team leadership and management background and when she isn't ticking tasks off her to-do list, you can find her at her local yoga studio.

Naomi Taranto

Naomi is our Community Engagement Manager. She is responsible for engaging the One Girl community in raising both funds and awareness to ensure we can continue to grow our programs and provide more support to the girls we work with and their families. She is passionate about building meaningful relationships through our amazing Ambassador Program, as well as through connections with our successful Universities and Schools Program.