International Staff

BE LINDA CHE Esther

BE LINDA CHE Esther

Eastern and Central Africa Manager

Bih Linda Che joined VCW International Country Office in Bangui, Republic of Central Africa on February 2015 She hold the post of Central Africa Manager.
Bih Linda Che holds a Diploma in Nursing, certificate of humanitarian training and a Specialist in Monitoring, Management of Project, and has more than 7 years of experience in the field of Humanitarian Services 2010-2017. Bih Linda Che has experience working with United Nations, International and National Non-Governmental Organizations.
With her passion for humanity services Bih Linda started her career as a humanitarian in 2010 as a nurse working with the refugee from Congo in Mugumba a village in Centre African Republic(CAR) in a health project by MSF.
Bih Linda served as midwife in Community Humanitarian Emergency Board(COHB) in the project of the reduction of mortality of children 0-5 years and pregnant women in Zemio in the East of CAR and also work as the stock manager in the pharmacy of Zemio 2011/2012
Bih Linda was the filed manager of African humanitarian Agency (AHA) on a nutrition project sponsor by Common humanitarian fund (CHF) and also as the stock manager, she goes to the filed for monitoring and evolution, conduct training of staffs and other health personal concerning the ongoing project, Technical evolution, Coordinator of all the field activities to ensure that the project achieve it goes to meet the tagged population 2012- 2015.

Chamara Ekanayaka

Chamara Ekanayaka

Program Manager

Chamara Ekanayaka Joined VCW International on September 2017 as the Programme Manager at Country Office of Bangui, Republic of Central Africa.

Before Joining VCW International he served as the Programme Director of So Others May See Inc., for their Country Office in Sri Lanka and Head Office in New York, USA. Chamara was the organization’s first program officer before leaving on a Fulbright scholarship to the US. He returned to Sri Lanka and continued to be involved with the organization and currently serves as its senior program officer and point of contact for the Colombo office. During His Fulbright Scholarship he served as an Intern at Emergency Medical Service Department of Washington County Health and Human Services Office at Portland Oregon.

Prior to joining SOMS, since 2007, he worked at Medical Teams International (MTI), a US non-profit organization, as the Deputy Program Manager for their EMS Program in Sri Lanka. During his time at MTI, he worked with teams to develop emergency pre-hospital care level-I and II text books and skill DVDs which are recognized by the Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka as the standard text books and training guidelines for pre-hospital care providers. He led the Pre-hospital Care Review Program to audit the existing systems in Sri Lanka and was the main author of the final report. He was a member of the Trauma Secretariat in the Ministry of Health representing MTI, and, worked with his team to develop eight pre-hospital care systems in different regions in Sri Lanka. He also had the experience of working in Cambodia as an instructor and technical supporter with MTI.

During the recent post-war period in 2009, he was stationed at Menik Farm, a temporary housing facility for about 300,000 individuals caught in the fighting. He led his team to set up two field-based hospitals. He and his team also organized the EMS response at the camp, and, created the emergency communication system which was used for health sector communications.

Prior to MTI, he worked as a trainer/tutor with St John Ambulance in Sri Lanka and was certified as a First Medical Responder by St John Ambulance Canada. He has experience as a trainer for the past ten years in the fields of First Aid, Disaster Management, Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Medical Techniques, and Emergency Dispatch.

Chamara also serves as a volunteer consultant for Disaster Management Center in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is the Honarary Executive Director of Community Resilience Center and Training and Development Director of Mediaisa Group Private Limited in Sri Lanka.

Sirri Nelly

Sirri Nelly

Finance and Administration Manager

SIRRI Nelly working with Vision to  Change the world International  since March 2016 as financial Manager  at country office in Bangui, Central Africa Republic.

Nelly has a Bsc. In Management and Accountancy from   the University of Buea in the South West Region of Cameroon, she has served at  Direct Sales Maximum International as the Assistance Manager  from November 2015 to February 2016.

She has also completed training with UNHCR on Financial Reporting and risk Management , She has also completed training from NTAMBENG Cooperative Credit Union on Accounting Service and Control  Department.