Lili Mané first worked at the WAVS School in the summer of 2012 as an English teacher. In 2015, he completed his degree in management studies at The Management Development Institute (MDI) in The Gambia, in partnership with the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) in the United Kingdom. Lili joined the WAVS School as vice director in September 2015 and was later hired as school director in August 2016.
“I like working at the WAVS School because of the great impact that it is having in people’s lives in Canchungo and the surrounding areas,” Lili says.
Before joining WAVS, Lili worked as a self-employed carpenter and was a public-transport driver between Guinea-Bissau and neighboring Senegal. Lili has a passion for languages. He speaks Portuguese, English, Creole, Mandinga, Wolof, and three dialects of Balanta.
“I came from a humble and hardworking Bissau-Guinean family,” Lili says. “I learned a lot from my family and am using those skills and values in my job at WAVS every day.”