Innovation SL mourns the passing of Mr. John Wearing, a cherished consultant, judge, and mentor who left an indelible mark on our organization and the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem in Sierra Leone. Mr. Wearing’s passing on Saturday, April 20th, 2024, leaves a void that will be deeply felt.

Mr. Wearing’s contributions extended far beyond his role as a consultant on a specific project. He embodied the spirit of Innovation SL, acting as a teacher, leader, and mentor to our team. His vast knowledge served as a beacon, guiding our research efforts and illuminating the path towards a more vibrant entrepreneurial landscape.

Beyond the walls of Innovation SL, Mr. Wearing’s impact resonated through his participation as a judge in numerous Freetown Pitch Nights. His presence inspired countless aspiring entrepreneurs, and his insights proved invaluable in shaping the future of Sierra Leone’s startups.

Mr. Wearing was more than just a consultant; he was a friend, a guide, and a champion for innovation. His dedication to fostering a thriving entrepreneurial environment will be deeply missed.

We at Innovation SL offer our heartfelt condolences to the Wearing family, both at home and abroad. May they find solace in the knowledge that Mr. Wearing’s legacy will continue to inspire future generations of entrepreneurs in Sierra Leone. We will cherish his memory and strive to carry forward the torch of innovation that he so brightly ignited.

Julliet Josiah