In 2003, Mr. Simeon M.K. Koroma started volunteering for an NGO that worked with children which provided pro bono legal services to more than 100 street kids. The inspiration for his work came from South Africa, specifically from the apartheid struggle. He spent time in South Africa with a colleague to understand their programs and see whether they could be replicated in Sierra Leone. Timap provides basic justice services to indigents and people in rural communities through a frontline of community-based paralegals who are backed up by lawyers. It’s an experimental effort, so the kind of problems that come to Timap’s offices shape the kinds of solutions they find.

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