Oumar Sylla




Benjamin Cramer

Placement Country: Zambia
Title: Documentation and Communications Officer
Partner: Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia
For me, health equity means a world where ALL people can reach their full health potential irrespective of their socioeconomic status, gender, race, religious belief or geographic location.

Oumar Sylla hails from Lusaka, Zambia. He is a people person who is passionate about sharing the stories of individuals without access to high-quality healthcare. Oumar worked as a researcher and grant writer at HOPE Worldwide Zambia, where he helped to raise funds for HIV/AIDS and early childhood education projects. He also worked as a coordinator for a HOPE Volunteer Corps project that raised $25,000 to renovate a preschool in a poor community. During that project, Oumar designed an initiative that taught over 300 parents how to make toys for their children using recyclable materials. Oumar is a huge Chelsea Football Club fan and an avid reader of autobiographies, sci-fi, and fantasy novels. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Zambia.