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WIMI launched in Bo city, Sierra Leone

18 January 2018 at 21:37 | 3478 views

Contributed to the Patriotic Vanguard

The Women In Ministry International (WIMI) Sierra Leone, Bo Branch was officially launched Friday, January 12, 2018.

WIMI Sierra Leone was launched couple of years ago with several cell groups in the Eastern and Western areas of Freetown, and has since trained and empowered over 200 women in the Freetown areas.

Women In Ministry International (WIMI) is a women’s empowerment program that is non-governmental and non-political established to impact women’s lives spiritually, morally and economically. The program is run by People’s Foundation for Humanity Development (PeFoHD) which officially launched WIMI Bo Branch in Bo City, Southern province of Sierra Leone. WIMI Sierra Leone, Bo Branch was officially launched on Friday, January 12, 2018.

The WIMI visionary, Pastor Kemi Searcy, co-pastor of Fresh Anointing House of Worship, is also the founder and president of WIMI International with WIMI chapters based in the USA. UK, Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Congo and Sierra Leone. During the launching, President Kemi Searcy and husband Bishop Kyle Searcy forwarded a video message of the Vision of WIMI and a powerful prayer by the Bishop with the audience loudly responding.

Bishop Kyle Searcy and Pastor Kemi Searcy, Missionary leaders

The WIMI Bo Branch Launching also included a parade by women from all over Bo District who marched from Clock tower through Tinkoko Road and Dambara Road to the St. Francis campus. His Lordship, Harold Tucker, Mayor of Bo Municipality was among government and community leaders in attendance.

Also in attendance were two WIMI leaders, Pastor Helena Doe from WIMI Nimba County, Liberia, and Pastor Noella K. Melchizedek from WIMI Monrovia, Liberia
Mr. Al Sillah President and Co-Founder of PeFoHD from Atlanta, Georgia, delivered the Keynote Address. Other VIP representations were from World Vision, Sierra Leone Non-State Actors, all major political representations, Councilors, religious leaders, NGOs and other leaders from academia including Njala University and Agricultural expatriates and other philanthropists from United States and Argentina.

A lot of testimonies were shared by WIMI Freetown including latest Micro-credit empowerment success stories. Women shared testimonies of the way WIMI has impacted their spiritual lives, their families and their economic status.
PeFoHD plans to extend WIMI Branches to Northern and Eastern provinces of Sierra Leone, next after Western area and Southern provinces.Women from Bo District can contact Madam Kula Fangawa for membership details at 232-78-444-108 or inbox her on Facebook under her name.

WIMI is not a political organization. WIMI is not a church nor does it seek to plant churches. We will establish training centers and will be teaching in discussion formats, where students and instructors will dialogue, and certificates issued upon completion. General conferences will be held annually or bi-annually. We value being used by God for the deliverance of women. We accomplish our core values through fervent intercession and transformational mentoring. For more information on this , visit our website: or contact the WIMI International Coordinator at 232-79-366-603.

The program has now been extended to the provinces, starting with Bo District. WIMI is an international women’s training and empowerment program with headquarters based in Montgomery, Alabama.

The WIMI Bo Branch Launching included a parade by women from all over Bo District who marched from Clock tower through Tinkoko Road and Dambara Road to the St. Francis campus on Sawyer Street.

PeFoHD staff, left to right: Vandy Kamara, Victor Khan, Dr. Lauretta Will Sillah, Vandy Kamara, Jestina Kanneh and Alpha Kallon

Excited Bo Town Ladies marching and dancing for the WIMI Sierra Leone Chapter, Bo Branch

WIMI Bo Branch has already established almost 20 cell groups in Bo community areas including: Coronation Field, R.C. Madona, Model, Moriba Town, Kennedy Section, Off Sewa Road, Taiama Highway, New London, Reservation and younger WIMI group has also been formed mostly Njala University students.

The Bo District government officials and other city counsel leaders were in full attendance including the honorable Mayor of Bo Town, His Lordship Mayor Harold Tucker, Provincial Secretary, Counselor Mary Koker, Alex Nallo Ombudsman. Major political leaders were also in attendance. Also in attendance were NGOs and other community development and religious leaders from World Vision, Non-State Actors, Ecobank Microfinance, Njala University.

His Lordship, Mayor Harold Tucker of Bo Municipality heartily welcomed the WIMI Women Empowerment program launched by PeFoHD. He commended Dr. Lauretta Will Sillah’s presentation and committed his full support and to donate land whenever necessary

Pastors Noella Melchizedeck from Monrovia, Liberia and Pastor Helena Doe from Nimba County Liberia shared their work in Liberia including the making of black soap and cologne.

Over 600 women and community leaders jammed the Conference Hall at the St. Francis Campus in Bo

Al Y. Sillah, Keynote Speaker

Mr. Al Y. Sillah, CEO of PointLink International, is also President and Co-Founder of People’s Foundation for Humanity Development, PeFoHD. Al delivered the Keynote Address. Mr. Sillah, eldest son of Dr. Lauretta Will Sillah encouraged the WIMI Bo Branch ladies to take their empowerment opportunities seriously and assured them of his full support after sharing testimonies of work done by his mother with full support from family including his brothers. Mr. Sillah is married to Derra Sillah with 2 daughters, Autumn-Sky and Aliera and they live in Atlanta.

Dr. Sillah shares the Vision and Mission of WIMI through a detailed PowerPoint Presentation, with assistance from Rashid Kamara and Vandy Kamara Managers at PeFoHD

Dr. Lauretta Will Sillah, CEO/Founder of PeFoHD and International Coordinator of WIMI, casted the WIMI Vision and Mission (Motivating Women to Reach Women, to Edify, Encourage and Empower Women to the Prophetic Destinies. She shared with the audience all the activities of PeFoHD and WIMI.

Ms. Mariangeles Staffa from Argentina, an Agricultural Engineer from Argentina, South America encouraged the Bo Branch WIMI ladies and committed to training them in Professional Backyard Gardening and Year-round Farming techniques

His Lordship, Mayor Harold Tucker of Bo Municipality committed to supported WIMI programs in Bo

Lorraine from North America and Mari from South America both committed to training WIMI Bo Branch women.

WIMI Freetown Groups came to encourage and motivate Bo women by sharing their successful empowerment programs with MicroFinancing. Janet, Agnes and Adama from Western Freetown

Representatives from Ecobank MicroFinance and World Vision assured WIMI of their collaboration and full support

Natalie Katz and Jacob Boyd are philanthropists from Pensylvania and committed themselves to training and offering some empowerment programs through education, agriculture and infrastructural development

Certificates of Appreciation were given to all volunteers and presenters from the VIP High Table

Certificates of Appreciation was issued by WIMI International Coordinator to all VIPs

Excited Bo town women ready to jump on programs to transform their lives spiritually, morally and economicall

VIPs on high table included experts Lorraine and Al from United States

Bo Branch WIMI leaders, Madam Cecilia Rogers welcomed their guests at Launching the real Bo Town hospitality way

Mrs. Phebian Sabondo chaired the WIMI Bo Branch Launching in a very inspiring and powerful fashion.

WIMI International Coordinator, Dr. Lauretta Will Sillah and WIMI Liberia Executive Leader, Pastor Noella Melchizideck from Liberia among high table VIP guests at WIMI Bo Branch Launching


Vote of Thanks excitingly delivered by Kula Fangawa, Coordinator of WIMI, Bo branch.

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