Meet Mrs. Timbo -Nwokedi : Goodwill Ambassador and Philanthropist

Published on July 27, 2010 by Cocorioko News   ·   1 Comment


May God Bless Isatu Neneh Timbo-Nwokedi  : Isatu Neneh Timbo-Nwokedi, who lives in California, is the embodiment of the American Dream. An African-American, she was born in Sierra Leone in a small village called Rokulan in the Bombali District, Northern Province of Sierra Leone.


Isatu Neneh Timbo-Nwokedi, who lives in California, is the embodiment of the American Dream. An African-American, she was born in Sierra Leone in a small village called Rokulan in the Bombali District, Northern Province of Sierra Leone.

She knew the rough life of a village girl growing up in an impoverished country like Sierra Leone. She overcame all the odds life threw her way and relentlessly worked hard and finished her high school education in Freetown, the captal.

Still thirsty for more education, she migrated to the United States where she pursued further education in the field of nursing, and became a Registered Nurse (RN).

Thereafter, she became more and more interested in the health care industry. The rest is history – but a history that has until now been known only superficially.

Yes, Mrs. Isatu Timbo Nwokedi(photo) is a globally successful business woman, CEO and President of three medical companies. She is an entrepreneur, married with two children and an excellent housewife. She is a loving mother and caring wife.


During the past two years, she has decided to devote her extraordinary human and professional qualities and skills towards helping her people back home in Sierra Leone. Having lived in Sierra Leone most of her life, she has an exceptional understanding of the practicalities of life of the people of Sierra Leone.


Her resolute and unflinching determination to improve the life of her people in the areas of basic healthcare services, education, and women empowerment is evident by the number of donations she has made in the last three years. She has donated food, clothing, school books, and supplies worth thousands of dollars to schools at Rokulan, Royanka, and other villages.


This year, Mrs. Timbo-Nwokedi has also sent a 40 foot container filled with medical supplies, hospital equipment, school supplies and books to Sierra Leone which will be distributed to schools and hospitals around the country.


As a wonderful patriot and philanthropist, Isatu firmly believes in the words of the late J. F. Kennedy who once said: “Do not ask what your country will do for you, but what you will do for your country.” She encourages every Sierra Leonean in the diaspora to give something back, no matter how little or small, to the people of Sierra Leone.


Her ultimate goal in life, she told me, is to carry out actions that would make a positive difference in people’s lives. Her mission is to see that every citizen of Sierra Leone has the right and privilege of basic healthcare services and education while empowering the women of Sierra Leone for a better life and economic growth. May God bless Isatu Neneh Timbo-Nwokedi.



The First Lady’s Charities, Women in Safer Health, have received a major boost. The support includes equipment to complement government’s efforts to tackle the high maternal mortality in Sierra Leone. Mrs. Isatu Timbo-Nwokedi Chief Executive Officer of Giddas Home Health Services based in California USA told journalists at the Presidential Lodge Hill Station that the medical equipment would help to contribute to the development of Sierra Leone and reduce its high maternal mortality. Part of the equipment includes, adjustable hospital beds, foetal monitors for assessing the health of unborn babies, glucometers to test blood sugar levels of diabetic patients and wound care supplies. On a visit to the Princess Christian Hospital Mrs. Nwokedi said she was on an assessment tour to have first hand information about the condition of the hospital. Sis Rosaline Momoh, Matron at the Princess Christian Hospital said the present status of PCM hospital was deplorable. She said ‘Domi two’ had been closed due to lack of logistics. She said the hospital lacks delivery sets and other vital equipment for its day to day running.She appealed to Mrs. Nwokdi to help the hospital with sterilizers, emergency drugs and incubators which the hospital lacks. Titus Boye Thomson Head of Operation at the Office of the First Lady said the office will through the ministry of health distribute the medical equipment and supplies to hospitals and clinics all over the country.

Abdul B. Kamara (Chief)

UPDATED: Monday, April 27, 2009 06:50 PM
The Sierra Leone Good will Ambassador Mrs. Isha Timbo-Nwokedi was on Saturday awarded the community leadership Award by the National Organization of Sierra Leoneans in North America (NOSLINA) .This memorable event which took place at the Holiday Inn hotel in College park, Maryland was the talk of the town within the Sierra Leonean community along the corridor of the nation’s capital Washington DC.
According to NOSLINA, “The leadership award is one of the highest given by NOSLINA to outstanding Sierra Leoneans or Sierra Leoneans organizations that have made profound contribution that has augmented the name of Sierra Leone and the welfare of its people”
This prestigious award was given yesterday to Our Good Will Ambassador Mrs. Timbo-Nwokedi for her humanitarian and benevolent enterprises to the people of Sierra Leone. She is notably known for blessing hospitals, clinics, educational institutions, the poor and underprivileged and the least goes on
In presenting the award on behalf of NOSLINA, Lawyer Sadu Bah said “This award is a confirmation of your unique and exemplary contributions, particularly in health care and community building.
In her acceptance Speech, Mr. Timbo-Nkokedi said she was humbled to be selected and to be associated with a great organization like NOSLINA. In her opening speech she told the audience that she was going to be briefed and short, but as soon as she jokingly mentioned that she was going to speak for one hour, the hall interrupted with boisterous laughter “I love what I do, I love my Country, and I love my people in Sierra Leone, helping Women and children is not a work to me; it is doing the work of God” she said.
Addressing the crowd she challenged fellow sierra Leoneans to emulate her example in helping the underprivileged women and children.
In her closing remarks, she thanked her husband and other people who had being supportive of her worthy cause.
She said ” I am bless to call Wilfred Leroy Kabbs Kanu my mentor, Mr. Kanu is a great man, a friend I appreciate kindly his guidance, and I will share this award with him because he is the one that makes it possible for a night like this.
After all the recipients had received their award at the NOSLINA events, Mrs. Timbo-Nwokedi and her entourage-Osman Conteh Chairman APC North America, Josephine Conteh, the first lady of the APC NA, Marie Salim, the Director of the Women’s wing APC Washington DC, also the mother to Mrs. Timbo, Abdul Kamara (Chief) Secretary General APC NA, Mr. Yassim Kargbo, the husband of Mrs. Rasine Kargbo, head of chancery at the Sierra Leone Embassy left for the Mirage Hall where the Koya Descendant Association Independent dance was going on.
At this event Mrs. Timbo-Nwokedi was the Grand Chief Patron and was again given another award for dedicated services in the health care sector in Sierra Leone
According to the organization ‘It truly appreciate that fact that Mrs. Timbo-Nwokedi on several occasions had sent containers of medical supplies and equipment to Sierra Leone to help facilitate health care delivery in the impoverished country”
Again in her acceptance speech, she thanked the organization for the honor and pride it has bestowed upon her. She promised to continue her work for the love mankind and Sierra Leone.
Watch out for more report and photos on the NOSLINA and KOYA events


The First Lady of Sierra Leone, Mrs.Sia Nyama Koroma, has commended U.S-based Goodwill Ambassador of Sierra Leone, Mrs. Isha Timbo-Nwokedi, for the wonderful assistance she is providing to help  President Ernest Bai Koroma  and the First Lady herself reduce infant and maternal mortality rates in Sierra Leone and also boost efficient health care delivery in the country. Mrs .Koroma made the commendation during a marathon interview with COCORIOKO  last Wednesday at Washington DC. The First Lady was in the United States at the invitation of the  RAND Organization and CARE International to join in the 50th anniversary of Care International. Mrs.Koroma lauded the selfless spirit of Mrs.Timbo-Nwokedi ,whom she described as a patriotic woman who uses her own money to buy medical equipment and supplies and donate them to hospitals and clinics in Sierra Leone.

In fact, in the Volume 1 and December 2008 edition of the Women’s Initiative for Safer Health (WISH ) Magazine published by the UNFPA (The United Nations Population Fund ) and the First Lady’s Office, which was one of the many magazines and pamphlets given to COCORIOKO by Mrs. Koroma , two pages are devoted to  Mrs. Timbo-Nwokedi. Pages 8 and 9 carry a large beautiful photo of the very attractive Goodwill Ambassador dressed in maroon-colored African dress with matching beads and an article on the assistance she has been rendering her country. The magazine noted that Ambassador Timbo-Nwokedi  “has made it her duty to ship medical and other miscellaneous items on a quarterly basis to Sierra Leone. ” The magazine continued that in  last year : “She met with President Dr.Ernest B. Koroma and shared her vision to bring a team of potential investors including some non-profit organizations early in 2010 . ” The health magazine went on : In early November 2009, her long time aspirations and requests were met by Dr.Rick Warren ,Pastor of United States’ third largest church , the Saddleback, which is based in Santa Monica ,California . The Saddleback Church had agreed to adopt Sierra Leone as they did Rwanda where they built approximately 250 medical clinics throughout that Great Lakes Country.

The magazine went on to say that Ambassador Timbo-Nwokedi’s “philanthropic ventures were recognized by Sierra Leone’s First Lady Mrs.Sia Nyama Koroma who now lends a hand in the distribution of imported items to the designated project areas like Mattru Jong and other clinics and hospitals in Sierra Leone. ”

The magazine describes Mrs.Timbo-Nwokedi as “a woman whose loyalty to her people and her nation is never shaken despite many trials and tribulations”.  (She lost her father at the middle of last year ) . “She is a leading voice in advocating for the formation of more non-profit organizations by individuals and has a soft spot for the creation of self-help projects that engage Sierra Leoneans to do more to change the socio-economic situation of the down trodden .”

Ambassador Timbo-Nwokedi is maaried to a medical practitioner , Dr. Sylvester Nwokedi , whom the magazine describes as her main source of health and “who is vigorously negotiating to woo potential investors to his wife’s country of birth. ”

Mrs.Timbo-Nwokedi takes to Sierra Leone team from

World-famed philantrophist and Evangelist Dick Warren

Written by Kabs Kanu Monday, 21 December 2009 04:18

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Those who wonder why Mrs. Isatu Isha Timbo-Nwokedi’s photos flash on our pages daily found, on investigation,  why– The true philatrophist she is, Mrs. Timbo-Nwokedi is doing a marvellous job  for Sierra Leone .During the past two years alone, she equipped hospitals and clinics in Sierra Leone with medical and surgical equipment and essential drugs as well as supplying bags of rice to hungry Sierra Leoneans, all voluntarily out of her own coffers. The photos and stories of Mrs. Timbo-Nwokedi’s humanitarian enterprises  are in our archives for  reference. Now, Mrs.Timbo-Nwokedi has taken her philatrophist and patriotic determination to an even higher plane : She has just carried to Sierra Leone  a team from a world-famed evangelical preacher who has a burning passion for building hospitals and clinics in impoverished countries.The preacher is world-reknowned Pastor Dick Warren , founder of the eighth largest  christian worship centre in the United States, the  mega- Saddleback Church in Lake Forest , California , who has build scores of hospitals and clinics in Rwanda. Pastor Warren learnt about Sierra Leone’s dire medical crisis from Mrs. Timbo-Nwokedi . During the visit to the U.S this year of First Lady Sia Koroma and the wife of Vice-President Alhaji Sam Sumana, Mrs. Khadia Sam-Sumana, Mrs Timbo-Nwokedi invited them to California and she took them on a visit to Saddleback Church  to meet Pastor Dick Warren and congregation. Fruitful discussions between the First Lady , Mrs.Timbo-Nwokedi and the Evangelist resulted in a commitment from the famed Preacher to visit Sierra Leone to see the areas he could help the country. Two weeks ago, the evangelist fulfilled his new passion for the people of Sierra Leone. He prepared a team that  was taken to the country by Mrs. Timbo-Nwokedi after Pastor Warren’s commitment to help Sierra Leone. In Freetown, Pastor Warren’s team  met with President Ernest Bai Koroma and the First Lady, Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma , as well as government officials, including the Minister of Tourism, Hon. Hindolo Sumanguru Trye.

Speaking to COCORIOKO  in an exclusive interview from Freetown, Sierra Leone  yesterday, Mrs. Timbo-Nwokedi said that Pastor Warren and team had done their assessment –the country’s problems, needs and areas where the Saddleback Ministry can help the country. Pastor Dick Warren ’s team were very pleased with the level of  the assessment  made and information received and they have returned home to the United States . They were full of praise for the hospitality accorded them by President Koroma and the First Lady , and Sierra Leoneans in general. They also commended Mrs. Timbo-Nwokedi for introducing them to Sierra Leone.

We will bring you more reports . Meanwhile , view the photos in the flasher of Pastor Dick Warren’s visit to Sierra Leone.


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