The accused is a vehicle apprentice residing at 119 Bai Bureh in Freetown.
Plan International Sierra Leone coaches 10 youth
Plan International Sierra Leone, last Friday certified ten youth coaches after they had concluded five days livelihood programme that has mentored them on how “to enterprise their lives”.
Joseph Konneh, Programme Support Manager Strategist said the training engaged the youth on how to become entrepreneurs. He said the training was “rural and illiterate friendly” and designed to teach or coach any youth, irrespective of his or her background.
He said since they have their Master Planner who is based in Plan International-Ghana Office, who was asked to come to Sierra Leone to help identify a maximum of ten youth to be trained as coaches. He explained that those selected included staff of Plan International-Sierra Leone involved in implementing youth projects while others are from partner organisations supporting PLAN implement its youth projects.
Joseph Konneh said the training started from Monday and ended on Friday and a practical exercise was done at Bomeh. “From that practical exercise we have realised that as youth they have some responsibilities in identifying what they want to do,” Konneh noted, pointing out that they youth are expected not to rely on their formal education as there are lots of their kinds out there with degrees but are not engaged in any formal work.
He maintained that there are testimonies of people with degrees who had started their businesses on a small scale and today they are employing people and they are self-reliant and living on their own.
He said the training should help the youths “develop and cultivate” some initiatives or ideas that will be very useful in starting their own business. He hoped that the youth they are working with in the five operational districts of Plan International will be engaged to start business on their own.
The Coordinator of Brains at Work-Sierra Leone, Hannah Karbo thanked Plan International Sierra Leone for the training noting that the training has taught the youth how to develop business strategies.
On how she intends to implement what she has been taught, Hannah said “I hope to take the training to my organisation since I am the only one trained, I will teach them some of these keys I have learnt and also to the community group I am dealing with currently. I will also engage youth on how they also can apply these rules in their business so that they can become productive. As a coach, my responsibility is to teach others to gain and make impact in their societies.”
At the end of the training all the participants received a certificate of recognition from the Deputy Country Manager of Plan International Sierra Leone.