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 our 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, 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.


Lucy is our International Programs Coordinator. Lucy works, in Melbourne, with our team in Sierra Leone in One Girl program development.


Isha is one of our workplace volunteers in Sierra Leone. She works closely with our scholars, partners and communities.


Ibrahim is one of our 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 our 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.


Caroline Hawkins

Caroline is our Fundraising Director. It's her job to lead the fundraising team to create engaging campaigns and build important partnerships, so we can continue to support even more girls! 

Florence Potter

Florence is our Community Engagement Manager, leading our Ambassador and speakers program, supporting our wonderful volunteers and fundraisers. Away from the office,  you'll find her baking!

Anjali Nambissan

Anjali is the Communications and Advocacy Director at One Girl. It’s her role to devise all of our communication strategies and policies — and to make sure we’re elevating the voices of the girls we serve, advocating for a gender-just world and reporting back on our advocacy and engagement priorities. 

Ellen Tirant

Ellen is our Social Media & Digital Coordinator. She's in charge of sharing the amazing stories and incredible impact of our work and the One Girl community, through our website and social channels.