International Community Program – Sierra Leone, Dumangbe (Unassigned)

May 1, 2018
Committee/Program Name
International Community Program - Sierra Leone, Dumangbe (Unassigned)
Project Location


International Community Programs (ICP) - Unassigned Program

Chapters interested in starting a new International Community Program (ICP) can apply to adopt an Unassigned Program. All Unassigned Programs have been reviewed and approved by the Application Review Committee (ARC) and therefore, meet our international community partnership criteria.


Community Program Background

Country: Sierra Leone

Region: Southern

Municipality:  Pujehun District

Community: Dumangbe

Community Based Organization: Dumangbe Progressive Union (DPU)

Local NGO Partner: Foundation for Integrated Development in Sierra Leone (FID/SL)

Local Government Partner (if applicable): Pujehun District Local Council (PDC)

Project Type (Community’s first priority project type): Poor access to surrounding areas or nearby communities

Community’s Challenges Description: The Dumangbe community is faced with multiple of problems/challenges since the end of the 11-year Rebel war in 2002 and recently of the Ebola Epidemic. Amongst the most prominent challenges are: 1) Poor road network linking the two settlements; 2) Poor medical and environmental health facility; 3) Food insecurity; and 4) limited employability skills among youths. The community has been able to identify these due to persistent death cases from drowning in the stream, hunger, disease outbreak and malnutrition, economic poverty and high domestic and other crime rates among youths in the community. In April 2015, few months after the Pujehun district was officially declared Ebola free by WHO, the Dumangbe community, having lost 23 people to the Ebola virus in August-October 2014 made several representation and appeals to the NGO partner (FID) to support them address their community needs. As part of FID’s approach to community development and in a bid to undertake a sustainable post Ebola intervention in the project community, an Ebola impact assessment on Livelihoods, Agriculture and community development was conducted with stakeholders and the general population of the Dumangbe community, where a problem census survey was conducted and a problem tree drawn to capture the views/perceptions of the community and analyzed in June 2015. In September this year a review and further planning sessions were also held in the community and during such meetings community members were able to now identify the need to construct a Bridge to link the two settlements as their first major community priority as this according to them has deterred their development for the last decades. (See 501 Document for more information)

Estimated project budget (labor, materials, and equipment): $35,000

*Please note that the estimated budget will likely change based on the scope and does not include travel and logistical expenses.

Number of people in the community: 600


To Learn More about this Unassigned Program

If your chapter is interested in learning more about this program, please see the Community Partnership Application ( for this program.

***Please note: Chapter Leadership access is needed to view this Unassigned Program in Volunteer Village. If you do not have Chapter Leadership access, please submit a “Support Request.”



All Team Applications for Unassigned Programs will be evaluated based on the following criteria: status and quality of any existing community programs within the chapter; proposed fundraising plan; membership capacity; quality management plan; as well as the Responsible Engineer In Charge (REIC) qualifications and Mentor Team qualifications.

Please review these articles for more information regarding team qualifications:

Responsible Engineer in Charge (REIC) Qualifications

ICP Project Role Descriptions and Requirements

Mentor Team Qualifications

Chapter Eligibility: In order to start a new International Community Program, all chapters will need to be eligible to start a new program. Please review this article for more information regarding chapter eligibility.

To Apply

If your chapter is interested in applying for this program, please submit a Team Application in Volunteer Village. Submittal deadlines are the 1st and 15th of each month. Chapter eligibility will be reviewed before the chapter can move forward with the application review process.

***Please note: Chapter Leadership access is needed to submit a Team Application in Volunteer Village. If you do not have Chapter Leadership access, please submit a “Support Request.”



If your chapter has any questions about this Unassigned Program or for more information about how to apply to adopt this program, please contact Gretchen Smithwick,

Please do not contact the proposed NGO, community, or local government partners directly. If your team has additional questions that are not answered in the Community Program Application or Review Summary, please contact Gretchen Smithwick.