International Women's Day 2017: Celebrating Dr Yakama Manty Jones
Manty Jones is the Information Management and Quality Assurance Specialist at
the President's Delivery Team in the Office of the President. Dr Jones is also a lecturer at the Fourah Bay
College, University of Sierra Leone, and the founder and CEO of the Yaks Manty
The Foundations aims at promoting education in Sierra Leone
by encouraging the reading culture. The foundation has launched a Textbook
Drive with the long term goal of establishing libraries in learning
institutions and holding events (quizzes, reading competitions, Reading hour,
etc.) in partnership with other literacy groups. Dr Jones was awarded Nexte
Sierra Leone Young Professional in Business 2016, and was nominated by the
Africa Youth Awards for the African Youth of the Year (Female) Award.
Dr Jones is
a wife and mother two beautiful girls.