Who We Are
For over a decade, we have worked with organisations across sectors to acquire, manage, develop and engage talent.
The Africa Literacy Project is an initiative by Diatom Impact and JobSearch, which aims to leverage mobile technology to scale literacy projects across Africa, starting in Sierra Leone. We also work in partnership with development agencies and international foundations committed to changing the narrative and practice of development in Africa.
The pilot in Sierra Leone seeks to teach functional literacy skills to 500 women, youth and persons with disabilities in Freetown this year, following which we aim to increase the number of literate adults across the country by at least 50,000 by 2023.
Other objectives of the Africa Literacy Project are to contribute towards building a culture of lifelong learning in Sierra Leone by developing a skills development fund for the improvement of learning spaces, and provision of scholarships for TVET, apprenticeship and literacy programmes.
The pilot programme will be launched in Freetown on 8 September 2020.
Edleen is a Chartered Global Management Accountant and Chartered Human Resources Analyst with over two decades of experience working within the public and private sectors in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and United Kingdom. Before setting up JobSearch, Edleen was with KPMG SL where she created and managed the firm's HR & Risk Management Departments. She also worked as Group Head, Human Resources & Corporate Affairs at Guaranty Trust Bank and Human Resources Manager & Administration at National Power Authority. For over a year, she worked on Adam Smith International's Revenue for Prosperity project with National Revenue Authority as Training Advisor. Edleen is passionate about reducing the skills gap in Sierra Leone and is committed to ensuring that nationals are the employees of choice for companies operating within the country.
Edleen B Elba