Elvis Gbanabom Hallowell
Founder and Executive Director
Save Heritage and Rehabilitate the Environment (SHARE)
Elvis Gbanabom Hallowell is the Founder and Executive Director of SHARE, an organization that works to unite people, engage communities, support initiatives, develop self-empowerment skills in youth and women, and advocate for the poor. He is the author of two collections of poetry: Hills of Temper and Drumbeats of War, both influenced by his experiences working as a teacher, librarian, human rights activist and journalist which chronicle Sierra Leone?s ten-year-long civil war. While in the United States, he founded and directed the North America Center for African Writers (NACAW). Hallowell is the recipient of several awards including a Meritorious Honor Award from the United States Embassy (1996), the Sierra Leone President?s Gold Youth Award given for service to the nation and the National Union of Sierra Leone Students (NUSS) Award for promoting national poetry.