“Your voice connects the world and makes a difference.”
Sierra Leone Rising
Fostering Education, Public Health, Technology & Female Empowerment
After discovering that she was related to African royalty, a ruling Mende family in Sierra Leone and she was considered a mahaloi, Princess Sarah co-founded the non-profit Sierra Leone Rising with her brother Hindo to support education, and the rebuilding of Bumpe High School after the 11 year Blood Diamond war, the organization has now expanded its mission to include female empowerment and public health in the Bumpe Chiefdom of 70,000 with the goal to expand the work throughout the country.
A campaign to drill wells and provide clean drinking water in the Bumpe Chiefdom & Sierra Leone Communities
WELL DONE is a campaign launched by Sierra Leone Rising, in partnership with the World Hope Organization, to fund the drilling of modern hand-pump wells to provide clean water in the Bumpe Chiefdom and Sierra Leone. Often hand-dug wells become contaminated or go dry due to depth that one can dig with shovels. World Hope brings in a large drill, employs people in the community, and drills wells that reach a deep aquifer. Wells dug in this manner provide consistent flowing and clean drinking water to the people and communities they serve.
For more information on the campaign and how to get involved, please go to SierraLeoneRising.org.
“If it doesn’t MAKE a DIFFERENCE, it’s not worth DOING.”
Invite Princess Sarah to Speak
Invite Princess Sarah to Speak at your Next Event
Princess Sarah is a humanitarian and an author; a charismatic, energizing, and engaging speaker who delivers powerful and serious messages with warmth and humor. Princess Sarah covers a variety of topics including education and community outreach, diversity and inclusion, adoption, finding your roots, overcoming your fears to live your dreams, women and girls conversations, and her experience as an African Princess. She is available for public speaking engagements and appearances for schools, businesses, and organizations.
Princess Sarah's story has been featured around the world.
Princess Sarah Culberson’s story has been featured nationally and internationally in The Singapore News, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, BBC radio, NPR, “Oprah and Friends” radio show, and in magazines such as Reader’s Digest, Newsweek, People, and Glamour. She also appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Inside Edition, and more. Her book, A Princess Found, co-written with Tracy Trivas and published by St. Martin’s Press, was released by Barnes and Noble and bookstores in 2009, and has been used at Pepperdine University in an ethnic identity class.