We build and support strong and well-executed performance management culture. This is a key concept that allows us to groom young leaders and eventually transform them into champions.
We design and adapt a system that allows for regular meetings between senior staff, the Board of Directors, and volunteers and creates the platform to measure performance and opportunities.
We currently have a regional director in Liberia, and recruiting additional two in Sierra Leone, and The Gambia. These directors will coordinate and ensure the effective implementation of all our programs in those regions. They also guide local staff and volunteers, network with other nonprofits, and lobby for funding locally to implement our programs in our operational areas and communities.
Vandalark R. Patricks
Tel: +1 202-826-1717
Vandalark R. Patricks is a renowned Human Rights Defender (HRD), sustainable development practitioner and a mentor to several emerging leaders of his generation nationally and internationally. He is a staunch campaigner for free speech, protection of human dignity, youth development, and economic empowerment of abandoned and vulnerable people in society. Vandalark holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA), with specialization in Public Sector Management from the Cuttington University Graduate School and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Public Administration from the same institution. Currently, he is a Mid-Career Master of Public Administration student and Edward S. Mason Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School in the U.S. and is expected to graduate in May 2021.
For over fifteen (15) years, Vandalark has devoted his entire life to protecting human rights and promoting community development and youth empowerment initiatives in Liberia, Africa, the U.S. and Europe. He is an energetic, enthusiastic, and exceptionally well-organized patriotic leader and scholar. In early 2004, Vandalark founded Campaigners for Change International, formerly SURE-Liberia at the Cuttington University. He has continued to demonstrate excellent quantifiable and qualitative leadership skills in the management of CFC International. As Founder and Executive Director of the institution, he has consistently spoken against bad governance and corruption in Africa, especially Liberia. These corrupt practices continue to keep millions of people in abject poverty, prompting Vandalark to continue his call for public officials to take appropriate actions that bring credibility to the country’s governance sectors.
As a Public Policy Expert, he worked with a team of experts in 2009 to conduct a survey on a life-changing project, Liberia Youth Fragility Assessment in four counties. The project attracted about 40 Million from the U.S. Government to support youth development, educational, vocational, entrepreneurship, and reintegration programs for war-affected youths and victims of the war in Liberia.
Despite being physically and psychologically tortured for speaking against societal ills by state securities for his advocacy against bad governance, Vandalark continues to engage relevant stakeholders to hold public officials responsible for acts of corruption and bad governance. These acts have kept millions of people in poverty in the world today. As a result of his work, he was honored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in the U.S., Mandela Institute for International Development (MINDS), International Youth Foundation, World Bank Group, Authors League Fund, Pan African Awards, Africa Arts Institute, West Africa Civil Society Institute, etc.
Roland J. Zammie
Regional Director for Liberia
Roland J. Zammie is a former student activist and a renowned community mobilizer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting (major) and Public Administration (minor) from the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University in Liberia. His advocacy passion grew out of the 14 years of civil war, where most of his peers were used by perpetrators of the war as instruments to destroy lives and properties. He has participated in a series of policy advocacy programs, youth development dialogues, and peacebuilding seminars that are often geared towards finding lasting solutions to Liberia’s growing problems to the hard economic situations.
In 2014, Roland was among few conscious youths and student leaders that founded the Alternative Voice of the Voiceless (AVV), a community-based organization that champions the cause of vulnerable people in society. Given his excellent leadership skills, he was appointed Executive Director of the Institution by his colleagues and became engaged in constructive advocacies that enlightened citizens’ minds on their constitutional responsibilities to meaningfully contribute to the development of their communities. He also helped formulate educational programs for young people in communities and secondary schools and engaged the government to execute its responsibilities for the well-being of the citizens.
Zammie has worked in strategic areas of Liberia’s public and private sectors, including the National Elections Commission (NEC), where he served as a National Voter Educator during the 2011 general and presidential elections in Liberia. Roland played an excellent role in educating youths and adults with non-violence messages during the elections, described as transparent and very peaceful by the International Community. During the early days of his professional career, Zammie volunteered and subsequently became an active person at the Liberia Institute for Geo-Information Services (LISGI) that conducts the national census in Liberia. As an Enumerator, Roland helped conduct a comprehensive population data-census for the first time (2008) since the civil war in Liberia.
Due to his vast experience in community organizing over the years, which helped many people to understand their basic rights, he was recruited by Campaigners for Change International, trained and appointed as Director of Programs & Community Outreach. He was instrumental in quickly moving in various communities, sensitizing community dwellers on their rights, safety control, and crime and disease prevention. Given his track records of excellence in the strategic performance of his responsibilities, he was promoted to the position of Regional Director for Liberia and currently conducts oversight responsibilities of our programs in the country.
Thomas Jerome Martin, II
Communication and Program Director
Thomas Jerome Martin II is currently serving as Communication and Program Director for Campaigners for Change International. He writes and distributes content to promote the organization’s brand, activities in our operational areas and acts as a liaison between the organization, the public, and the media to promote the image of the institution. He manages our program portfolio, engages donor agencies, and spearhead all donor funding to support our programs. Jerome was instrumental in launching the institution’s campus networks in five universities, and about 30 secondary schools in Liberia, and laid the foundation for peer education programs, which has increased membership in colleges, and secondary schools from 100 to 500 in 5 years.
Jerome is a committed volunteer, which has given our institution a great image through his benevolent indicatives. He currently lectures at one of the community colleges in the country, Nimba County University (NCUC) College in Sanniquellie City, Nimba County, in one of our country’s operational areas. He is passionate about youth development, research, business, and social entrepreneurship innovations. Jerome obtained a Master of Business Administration-MBA in Private Sector Management from the Cuttington University Graduate School, and possesses amazing skills in Research, Management, Economic Statistics, and Accounting, including strong business development skills and techniques.
Before joining Campaigners for Change International; he served as Research Assistant to Christopher Price, a Doctoral Candidate at the Department of Political Science, Yale University. During this period also, he served as President of the Cuttington University Student Union (CUSU), Cuttington University, Suakoko, Bong County.
Jerome has supervised several projects for our institution, specifically in the areas of research, youth development, empowerment, human rights, entrepreneurship, and community engagement. His incredible service to humanity led to his selection to take the shortened online course in Sociology and Political Science ethical research in 2018, which was offered by Yale University Doctoral Students Association. He has a track record of excellence in making meaningful contributions to academic knowledge, and has published two articles in Social Entrepreneurship, Religion, and Peace Making in Liberia.
As a development practitioner with incredible leadership skills, Jerome was honored as one of the best student leaders at Cuttington University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration and Economics in 2012. He is also a graduate of Dr. Joseph Saye Guannu Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at Cuttington University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Peace and Development Studies. Due to his numerous contributions to the Liberian society, he was selected as one of the tenth development practitioners to participate in the Training of Trainers (TOT) Entrepreneurship workshop sponsored by the US Embassy near Monrovia, Liberia.
Miss Elizabeth Blessing Hare
Coordinator for Gender & Peer Education-Region I
Elizabeth B. Hare is a rising female leader and youth development peer educator. Elizabeth obtained a high school diploma from the Joseph Jenkins Roberts United Methodist High School in 2015/2016 and matriculated at the United Methodist University in pursuit of higher education. Currently, she is a first-semester senior student, majoring in Public Administration, and Sociology minor. For the past four years, she has volunteered with community-based organizations, including Campaigners for Change International.
As a volunteer of CFC International, she was instrumental in heading one of the peer’s educators’ programs of the institution that scouts best youth leaders from the communities, schools and provide them leadership training to become productive leaders in society. The level of achievements made coupled with her passion for empowering women and young girls through community services initiatives in the name of the institution led to her recruitment as the organization’s Gender and Peer Education Coordinator, Region I comprising of three counties; Montserrado, Grand Bassa and Bong counties.
Miss Vanessa Tenneh Kamara
Director for Volunteer & Community Outreach
Miss Vanessa Tenneh Kamara is an incredible development practitioner, community organizer, social justice advocate, and peace-builder. She has over three (3) years of working experience in program implementation, project management, advocacy, and civic education. Miss Vanessa possesses amazing knowledge in peer education, conducting women empowerment and advocacy workshops to strengthen women’s voices, especially high school girls, to defend and protect each other against rape and discrimination in society. She has assisted in designing, structuring, and implementing child protection and mentorship programs held under Campaigners for Change International’s auspices.
She has been instrumental in organizing campus-based students’ initiatives, including debates, musical concerts, and conflict resolution events at selected universities and secondary schools. As Director for CFCI’s Volunteer and Community Outreach, Vanessa has been instrumental in organizing and collaborating with student leaders to design and implement annual youth festivals and educative programs. These events have brought together over 5,500 students, guests, school teachers, faculty members, and government officials. The gracing of these occasions by school authorities and public officials inspires young people to become productive and responsible leaders in society.
Before her promotion as Director for Volunteer and Community Outreach, Vanessa served as Community Outreach Assistant for Campaigners for Change International. During this period, she assisted the Executive Director with official office-related activities and administrative duties; ran the day-to-day activities of Campaigners for Change International Women’s Advocacy program. The program collaborated with potential donors through networking to implement educational and advocacy projects in CFCI’s operational areas. She made assessments in various communities and secondary schools to monitor projects implemented by CFCI. She carried on grassroots recruitments of young women and girls, and empower them to be the voice of change in their communities. In 2019, she was selected ambassador for the “Girl Up fellowship in the U.S. based on her incredible service record in promoting women’s empowerment programs in her community.
Miss Vanessa has a worth of experience supporting programs that address women and girls’ issues in the country, especially in organizing consultative meetings on women’s rights against rape and gender-based violence with stakeholders and community leaders.
Before joining Campaigners for Change International, Vanessa served as a juror at the Temple of Justice in Liberia and heard major high-profile cases in the country. She has experience in evidence-based analysis of crimes, an examination of facts, and rendering impartial judgments. She is a senior student at the University of Liberia majoring in Public Administration and Sociology minor.
Saah Flee Kandu
Coordinator for Peer Education
Saah Flee Kandu is a prospective freshman student at the University of Liberia majoring in Mass Communication and Sociology minor. He is a graduate of the Paynesville Seven Days Adventist High School. While in secondary school, he organized a series of youth programs intended to discourage violence, mentor students into career programs and civic education to teach young people about their roles and responsibilities in society.
Before joining CFC International, he volunteered for the Liberia National Children Representative Forum in secondary schools as a peer educator. He was instrumental in coordinating with his fellow peers in communities and across the country to fight rape, and all forms of social inequalities affecting children. Given his innovation and creative leadership, and how he transformed the lives of his peers through his volunteer initiatives, he was recruited as a Peer Educator for Campaigners for Change International. Since his attachment to the institution, he has created a series of partnership opportunities with other nonprofits, including Light on Albinos, which CFC International has enjoyed working with for the past two years.
He brings a worth of experience in conducting an effective program that is related to youth empowerment and capacity building exercises. These activities are intended to buttress the government’s efforts in providing basic social services for marginalized people, especially Albino kids.