By Sayoh Kamara
A project to train Security Actors in Sierra Leone to respond to children associated with organized armed violence started in Freetown yesterday, Wednesday, 22nd May 2013 at the Bintumani Hotel Conference Room No. 2 with participants drawn from the Army, Police, Prisons and other sectoral-line Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
Vital Voices Global Partnership and Women in Management, Business, and Public Service (WIMBIZ) on Monday announced the hosting of the Supporting Public Advocacy for Regional Competitiveness (SPARC) Program and Forum in Lagos, Nigeria.
The one-day forum for women is scheduled for Thursday 23, May 2013, and will highlight businesswomen’s advocacy efforts for increased economic [...]
By Maddieu A. A. T. Kabbah
The Minister of State -Vice President Office, Mrs. Harriett Turay, has said that children are the greatest asset Sierra Leone has and that they must be guided to be better people in the future.
While officially launching the Joseph Umar–Deen Koroma foundation for less privilege children, Mrs. Turay [...]
By Eastina Taylor
Evidence for Action-Mamaye Campaign, a non-governmental organization with aims to advocate for African women and their newborn babies, has been officially launched at the British Council Hall, Tower Hill in Freetown.
Dr. Mohamed Yilla, the Director of Evidence for Action, while introducing the Mamaye Campaign, said the campaign is aimed at [...]
National Coordinator and Second-in-Command of the Attitudinal and Behavioural Change (ABC) Secretariat, Ms Nanette Thomas, has encouraged all parents to allow their girl child to go to school, saying that when you educate a woman you have educated a nation.
“In many countries, including Sierra Leone young girls between the ages of seven and [...]
By Maddieu A. A. T. Kabbah
Sierra Leonean born and US resident, Joseph Umarr Deen Kamara, will launch his foundation on Saturday to help less fortunate children in Sierra Leone.
A former pupil of the Murray Town primary school and the WAM Collegiate secondary school in Freetown, Kamara- who is presently in Freetown- is [...]
UNICEF Country Representative Roeland Monasch
UNICEF has called on everyone, including parents, exam officials and head teachers in Sierra Leone to ensure pregnant girls were allowed and supported to take their exams.
This appeal came on the eve of the National Primary School Examination (NPSE) which took place on Saturday. “It has come to [...]
By Mr Alhassan Fouard Kanu
As you would recall, the war years in Sierra Leone claimed thousands of human lives of both civilians and gun totters of the different warring factions. Men, who were mostly the combatants, were affected the most. This led to an exponential increase in the membership of the widowhood community.