An innovator at heart, Rugi joined TPFSL when it first began, and has brought a loud personality and a great big laugh ever since! Rugi is a social-development worker whose passion is bringing equality to women and children, specifically those in the Koinadugu district where she was born. Known to help solve conflicts, unite members, and generally just get things done, she is a powerful presence and an inspiration to younger women in the community, as she stands by what she says with actions. A single mother who once dropped out of school, Rugi is now completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Development Studies, and has been a scholarship recipient with TPF since 2011.
Thomas K. Jalloh grew up in the Koinadugu district of Sierra Leone, and has been a passionate member of the Freetown Branch of TPFSL since its inception. A national executive for the organization who seeks to create change through community projects and mentoring, Thomas can always be found with a huge smile on his face, and he is always ready for a debate or heated discussion about social issues and how to improve things. He does more than just talk though - he has helped organize a youth conference as well as a fundraising party for TPFSL, and has been integral to the growth of the organization. Thomas is not currently a scholarship recipient, but his leadership and commitment to TPFSL shine through everything he does.