Our Mission

Freedom Tree works in Sierra Leone to reduce levels of maternal and infant mortality one community at a time.

 
 

The 5 Pillar Model

 

Freedom Tree works within 5 areas of Healthcare, Education, Infrastructure, Social structure and community to address the core issues that cause maternal and infant mortality.

 
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80%

of maternal deaths could be avoided if women had access to basic health services

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3 Million

Almost 3 million newborn babies die every year, and an additional 2.6 million babies are still born.

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800

Women die from pregnancy related or childbirth related causes in the world every day

 

Our Method – The Asset Based Model

Freedom Tree is passionate about lasting community development. We believe that to be effective solutions to existing problems must not only be designed in conjunction with those directly affected but also be implemented using local assets and resources that already exist within the community. The implementation of our projects are done with local trusted partners. We do not give hand outs, but rather work with local partners to implement solutions.

 

Our Team in Sierra Leone

 
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Santa Johnson

Development Program Director

Santa heads up New Harvest Development Office, the non profit organization that Freedom Tree is partnered with. She is passionate about dev ...

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Mmama Sesay

Gender and Child Protection Program Director

Mmama is a voice for women and children. Her passion is working specifically to improve the status of women in the country. She brings wit ...

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Sama Sandy

Program Director

A visionary and an activist, Sama has an eye for seeing the uniqueness in each community. As program director for NEHADO, He acts as a grea ...

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Joseph Lahai

National Youth Coordinator

The newest member of the team, Joseph is a university student passionate about creating a people movement amongst his peers. A change activ ...

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Our Team in Calgary, Alberta

 
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Omotara Johnson

Founder and President

Omotara is committed to sustainable development and passionate about making the world a more secure and equitable place for women and childr ...

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Kia Houston

Director

Kia is a labour and delivery nurse based in Calgary, Alberta. She is deeply passionate about seeing healthcare improved in developing count ...

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Trevor Andres

Treasurer

A keen entrepreneur and philanthropist, Trevor is founder of Victory Painting, a commercial painting company based in Alberta. Trevor also s ...

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Jodie Cardoza

Chairperson

Jodie’s expertise has seen her sought after in entrepreneurial circles. She is heavily involved in many start up projects and organization ...

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Brant Reding

Secretary

Brant is senior pastor at UChurch based in Calgary, Alberta. With over 20 years prior experience in corporate Calgary Brant brings with him ...

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Freedom Tree Action Team!

Freedom Tree is not just about getting stuff done, but also a PEOPLE MOVEMENT that allows those who are passionate about making a difference in this world to do so. The action team is a group that is committed to putting practical hands and feet to Freedom Tree's activities.

 
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Christine Thornton

Dynamic Intern
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Tristine Williams

Organizer Extraordinaire
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Carolyn Saindon

Midwife Whisperer
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Jessica Andres

Exuberant Leader
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Jordan Mickelson

Action Man