OneVillage Partners views its people as a key resource for success.
We operate by having a small number of staff in the US complemented by volunteers. Since our goal is self-sufficiency we want to ensure that our Sierra Leonean staff have the capacity and skills to maintain the organization and we prefer to grow our staff numbers in Sierra Leone.
We are organized into American and Sierra Leonean managers/coordinators, US and Sierra Leonean committees in each project Area served by volunteers, supported by American undergraduate and graduate student interns.
These categories account for our:
3 Minneapolis staff
9 Sierra Leonean staff
Approximately 20 American volunteers serving Area Committees
Approximately 75 Sierra Leonean villagers serving Area Committees
16 interns since 2006
Our staff structure creates communication and information flow amongst all of our staff.