Who we are?

Movement towards Peace and Development Agency- Sierra Leone (MoPADA-SL) is a national non-governmental organization, established in 2006 with its head office in the city of Bo.

MoPADA-SL started operations in Two (2) chiefdoms in the Kailahun district, eastern part of Sierra Leone. Over the years, the organization has expanded its operations in more chiefdoms and communities in the Bo, Pujehun and Kenema districts respectively. Until recently, MoPADA-SL is directly delivering services in the areas of Rights Promotion (with a strong bias towards women and child’s rights),

Human Security and Infrastructural Development. Through peace promotion, social and economic approaches to poverty reduction, MoPADA-SL is working to address the human rights and socio economic issues of the disadvantaged in Sierra Leone.

By drawing on creative innovative social and economic based approaches, MoPADA-SL delivers services in the areas of Rights to Food, Women’s Rights and HIV and AIDS, the Right to Education, the right to Human Security in conflict and emergencies and the right to just Democratic Governance. MoPADA-SL work has been guided by previous global organizational strategies and specific thematic strategies in term of service delivering.

Our Identity: MoPADA-SL is an indigenous – Non -Governmental Organization that has its vision, mission and values geared towards peace promotion and poverty reduction.

Our Vision: A transformed Sierra Leonean community in which its inhabitants fully enjoy their rights with unhindered access to resources, privileges and opportunities. Mission: as an organization, MoPADA-SL exists “To empower communities to champion their development aspirations and constructively challenge unjust structures, systems and ensures that women and children fully enjoy their human rights whilst living up to their obligations”.

Core values: As an organization, MoPADA-SL shall strive, as much as possible to remain committed to the under- mentioned organizational core values:

What we stand for:

Mutual respect: requiring us to recognise the innate worth of all people regardless of status and other social factors. Humility: in our presentation and behaviour, recognising that we are part of a wider alliance against poverty and underdevelopment – in all their forms.

Courage and conviction: requiring us to be creative constructively radical, bold and innovative – without fear of failure – in pursuit of making the greatest possible impact on causes of poverty and underdevelopment Equality and justice: requiring us to work to ensure equal opportunity and privileges for all irrespective of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, HIV status, colour, class, ethnicity, disability, location and religion.

Honesty and transparency: we are committed to being accountable to both our service users and partners at all levels for the effectiveness of our actions and open in our judgements and communications with others.

Solidarity: with the poor, powerless and marginalised will be the only bias in our commitments to ensuring the realization of our Vision,

Mission and objectives. • Independence: from any religious or party political affiliation