I am Otis Kollie and I am from the Republic of Liberia in West Africa. I am married and my preferred pronouns are: he/him/his. I hold a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics with a minor in public administration from the African Methodist Episcopal University in Liberia. I am a certified project management professional with more than eight years of experience within the project and program management setting.
My favorite childhood memory is my school gala day program when I was in kindergarten. That was one of my best childhood days and I enjoyed it. I was very happy and had nothing to worry about but just enjoyed the moment.
I am a very passionate person; I always love to help others. During the time of my secondary education, I joined a student-based organization and learned about the work of humanitarian organizations. Hence, I developed an interest in global development and began serving since then.
Working remotely, the most challenging aspect of my job will involve constancy/stability in my network connection, but I have managed to overcome this challenge by investing in new and better internet connection devices that are working pretty well.
Today, we live in an increasingly dangerous world where the rights of children and young people are abused globally. GFC’s work to support children and youth in disadvantaged and marginalized communities around the world is vital to help children, young people, and the organizations that represent them realize their full potential. GFC’s work is also very important because of the real life-changing impact GFC continues to have on the local partners and organizations that they work with. GFC’s work with cutting-edge organizations that are already working to solve these challenges in their communities goes a long way in achieving the actual change that allows children and young people to live their best lives free from the threats of poverty and vulnerability.
As a child, my favorite was a toy truck. It was so enjoyable driving it around my parents’ living room and kitchen. I felt like a licensed driver but with no insurance.
Growing up, I always wanted to be a diplomat. I loved the work that diplomats do, the way diplomats looked, and the way they talked as well.
I love to swim, exercise, or just have quiet time at a beach or resort. With my family, I love to hang out and just have fun.
Yes, I have a dog named Shephard. He’s very energetic and loves to run around the house.
I would love the power to help women and children in vulnerable circumstances. I feel empathy deeply when I see people suffer.
Global Fund for Children (GFC) UK Trust, created in 2006, is a UK registered charity (UK charity number 1119544). We work to generate vital income, create new fundraising opportunities, and raise awareness of the invaluable work of GFC’s grassroots grantees. Our aim is to extend the reach of GFC in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond.
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