Samuel Sarr Founder & Executive Director Samuel founded Kailend in 2013 after a yearlong internship on a youth education project and identifying a need for young African professionals to do more to help contribute towards giving back in their communities. He oversees the operations of Kailend, managing all aspects of the organization and travels within the sub-region to visit Kailend programs and local teams in Togo, Ghana and The Gambia. Samuel is an environmentalist and a vegetarian and in his spare time he loves to cook for his family and friends and travel. He has been featured in various international publications, recognizing the impact Kailend is having on low income earning women and children in West Africa through scholarships, vocational training and organic agriculture training and production methods with a zero waste model.

Samuel Sarr

Founder & Executive Director

Samuel founded Kailend in 2013 after a yearlong internship on a youth education project and identifying a need for young African professionals to do more to help contribute towards giving back in their communities. He oversees the operations of Kailend, managing all aspects of the organization and travels within the sub-region to visit Kailend programs and local teams in Togo, Ghana and The Gambia.

Samuel is an environmentalist and a vegetarian and in his spare time he loves to cook for his family and friends and travel. He has been featured in various international publications, recognizing the impact Kailend is having on low income earning women and children in West Africa through scholarships, vocational training and organic agriculture training and production methods with a zero waste model.

Madikay Sonko Chief Operating Officer Madikay has a passion for breaking new ground and achieving lasting social change. He has been involved in Kailend since 2016, voluntarily offering strategic advice to aid in Kailend’s continued growth. He has over 9 years experience in Management, Business Development, and Strategic Partnerships. His responsibilities include overseeing high level relationships that foster revenue growth. He believes in the core values of Kailend and is driven by our mission to contribute to educating low income earning women and children from impoverished communities through scholarships and vocational training. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, read books, travel and play golf.

Madikay Sonko

Chief Operating Officer

Madikay has a passion for breaking new ground and achieving lasting social change. He has been involved in Kailend since 2016, voluntarily offering strategic advice to aid in Kailend’s continued growth. He has over 9 years experience in Management, Business Development, and Strategic Partnerships. His responsibilities include overseeing high level relationships that foster revenue growth.

He believes in the core values of Kailend and is driven by our mission to contribute to educating low income earning women and children from impoverished communities through scholarships and vocational training. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, read books, travel and play golf.

 
Navshika Beeharry Head of Communications & Marketing Shika oversees the communications and marketing activities of Kailend, managing all aspects of growing the Kailend community online, helping to ensure our vision of giving children in Africa a better start in life comes to fruition, enabling us to lobby, represent and mobilise our members and supporters.  She has several years of proven experience in high levle marketing and communications roles. Shika has a passion for international development and exploring her Mauritian heritage through travel, and has traveled to several countries in Africa and around the world. Outside of the office, Shika likes to engage in jogging, hiking, yoga, catching up with friends and family, and spending time at the beach. 

Navshika Beeharry

Head of Communications & Marketing

Shika oversees the communications and marketing activities of Kailend, managing all aspects of growing the Kailend community online, helping to ensure our vision of giving children in Africa a better start in life comes to fruition, enabling us to lobby, represent and mobilise our members and supporters.  She has several years of proven experience in high levle marketing and communications roles.

Shika has a passion for international development and exploring her Mauritian heritage through travel, and has traveled to several countries in Africa and around the world. Outside of the office, Shika likes to engage in jogging, hiking, yoga, catching up with friends and family, and spending time at the beach. 

Makafui Sedzro Social Work, Education & Impact Makafui works mainly with groups of low income earning women, smallholder farmers and children in need of support, with a specialisation in education and child care. She provides support through difficult times and ensure that vulnerable people, especially women and children are safeguarded from harm and helps to improve outcomes in their lives. She helps to conduct project evaluations, assess, counsel and offer advice to our beneficiaries and allocate appropriate care and resources. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and fabric shopping at the local market.  

Makafui Sedzro

Social Work, Education & Impact

Makafui works mainly with groups of low income earning women, smallholder farmers and children in need of support, with a specialisation in education and child care. She provides support through difficult times and ensure that vulnerable people, especially women and children are safeguarded from harm and helps to improve outcomes in their lives.

She helps to conduct project evaluations, assess, counsel and offer advice to our beneficiaries and allocate appropriate care and resources. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and fabric shopping at the local market.

 

 
Roli Teko-Folly Senior Administrative Officer Roli joined Kailend after several years of working for international aid agencies, he has previous experience with international NGOs and sports coaching.  In his role as Senior Administrator, he helps to prepare regular reports and organize Kailend records. He also provides support for our Marketing and Finance teams. Outside of work, Roli enjoys spending time with his family and taking in the nature in some of the best wildlife parks in Togo and Ghana.

Roli Teko-Folly

Senior Administrative Officer

Roli joined Kailend after several years of working for international aid agencies, he has previous experience with international NGOs and sports coaching.  In his role as Senior Administrator, he helps to prepare regular reports and organize Kailend records. He also provides support for our Marketing and Finance teams.

Outside of work, Roli enjoys spending time with his family and taking in the nature in some of the best wildlife parks in Togo and Ghana.

Albert Akoe Internship Coordinator Albert joined Kailend in 2014 and helps our interns to plan their trips around Togo and the neighbouring countries. He also evaluates our programs alongside our team of social workers and helps to ensure donations are distributed appropriately to different groups on each project.  He enjoys playing football, taking pictures, weekends away exploring new destinations, making the most of the beautiful coastline and beaches with his friends and enjoys generally anything in the outdoors.

Albert Akoe

Internship Coordinator

Albert joined Kailend in 2014 and helps our interns to plan their trips around Togo and the neighbouring countries. He also evaluates our programs alongside our team of social workers and helps to ensure donations are distributed appropriately to different groups on each project. 

He enjoys playing football, taking pictures, weekends away exploring new destinations, making the most of the beautiful coastline and beaches with his friends and enjoys generally anything in the outdoors.