A latest survey done in Freetown has shown that 21% of prostitutes in the capital Freetown are children under the age of eighteen years. The research which was done by Pink Power Organization and Brighter Horizon Project also revealed that most of these children had their first sexual experience through rape.
The research shows that these children who constitute this category fall within the age bracket of 11 and 15.
As Sierra Leone joins the world in the celebration of World Menstrual Day, the Hawa Trust Foundation, a non-government organization that works with children, women and youth in the Bombali district together with Marion Tee Koroma and the Bombali District Council has organized a training for 20 schools at the Sierra Leone Teachers Union (SLTU) Hall.
The training was held on the topics: “Why considering mental hygiene as important, what is menstruation, health problems related to poor mental hygiene, how women and girls can keep themselves healthy during their period among others.
Following the government’s stride for a national peace infrastructure in the country, the Civil Society Consultative Forum on National Peace and Cohesion recently concluded a-two-day conference to discuss the upcoming Bintumani III Conference. The consultation was held at the Youyi Building Miatta Conference Hall in Freetown.
The conference according to the Executive Director Campaign for Good Governance Marcella Samba Sesay is for CSOs to deliberate on their position in advance of the Bintumani III Conference.
Isha Bassie, 23, is the latest victim of the deadly actions of secret society members in Sierra Leone.
While the government continues to pay leap service on the unacceptable and scary increase in reports of forceful initiations into the Bondo secret society that continues to ruin the future of women and children, Isha, like many other young girls, has been forced to flee for her life and disappear to an unknown destination.
On Monday 19th May, 2019, there would be a book launch at the British Council, Tower Hill in Freetown titled: Unforgettable Life Journey. The book is a memoir written and published by the author Prince Cummings.
The leading mobile operator in Sierra Leone, Africell has donated learning materials to pupils in the Southern and Western Rural Areas District (WARD) respectively, mainly to capacitate them in the forthcoming National Primary School Examinations (NPSE).
According to the company’s head of event and sponsorship, Abdul Aziz Kamara, during the event in the southern province marking the handing over of the learning materials, stated that the move is to support the Free Quality Education program of the ruling government, in giving out support to vulnerable pupils in the country.
The Minister of Youth Affairs, Hon. Mohamed O. Bangura has today received an outstanding recognition from visiting Armed Forces from Ghana, Zambia, Niger, Togo and Nigeria.
Receiving thirteen (13) students and six (6) instructors from the rank of Major, Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel and General, the Minister said he inherited a huge challenge in the youth sector but his focus was to change the thinking pattern of the youth towards governance and their country in particular.
IOM Chief of Mission (5th from the right), Ambassador of Japan (5th from left) pose after the signing ceremony.
At least 2,000 Sierra Leonean youths facing chronic unemployment or underemployment will receive market-driven vocational training over the next three years under a project funded by the Government of Japan.
“IOM has a long-standing experience addressing issues related to youth, migration and employment,” said Sanusi Savage, Head of the IOM Office in Sierra Leone. “We hope that through this new initiative, we can unlock the entrepreneurship potential of Sierra Leonean youths and help them contribute to the development of the country.”
The Sweissy Jewelers’ Association - Sierra Leone, a non-governmental and business-oriented organization has elected Mamadi Kallon as Chairman of the association for a three years term following the peaceful conducted of the election at Bishop House, Siaka Steven Stadium in Freetown. Mamadi Kallon the elected Chairman for 2019-2021 polled 232 votes while his contender Michael Ibrahim Sannoh polled 14 votes.
The public is hereby informed that Mariatu Jalloh, the Publisher of the AYV Newspaper, is declared wanted by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Sierra Leone Police for attempting to create chaos and civil unrest in the country.
Female students pursuing sciences in tertiary institutions in Sierra Leone will soon receive grants-in-aid to assist them to achieve their potential.
President Julius Maada Bio made this known when addressing academics and students at Harvard Law School during a forum on Sierra Leone organized by the Centre for African Studies, Harvard University. Delivering his keynote address at Cambridge, Massachusetts on Friday 8th March 2019, President Bio said he prioritized human capital development because that is the foundation for sustainable development.
It seems that workers of Addax Bio-energy Sierra Leone (ABSL) in Mabilafu, a few miles from Makeni recently staged a strike action to register their discontent with the treatment of the Sierra Leonean workers by the foreign expatriates under the instruction of John Moult who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Over 2,000 workers are in the third day of strike while landowners are also threatening to retrieve their land from the company because according to them the management of the company lied to them about the actual use of their land and actually exploiting them and paying them pittance while the company is making millions of dollars and repatriating the profits.
Develop Africa Sierra Leone (DASL) and its partners have donated over 70 (seventy) school bags and learning materials to five primary schools within Freetown. The donation according to the Program Manager of DASL, Abu Steven Conteh is geared in support of the free, quality education program.
As the Sierra Leonean community in Texas consciously comes into their realization that God Almighty has done so much for them, including healthcare improvement, strength, mercies, sustaining peace in their country, living together in harmony in the United States, they have conducted an interfaith prayer and thanksgiving service to celebrate and thank God Almighty. This year’s theme is: “Gratitude and Celebration”.
ACC Manager addressing the technical working group
Bo District is making progress in combating bribery in schools as PNB index on bribery for January returned a single complaint on I Paid a Bribe. This is the first time in three years the Ministry of Basic and Senior School Education (MBSSE) is receiving this discomfortingly comforting figure – one. Initially, the MBSSE had been getting scolding figures spanning above one hundred.
President Julius Maada Bio has envisaged a new Sierra Leone, where those with talents and those who work hard will realize the benefit of their full potential as they contribute meaningfully to make our country great again.
With support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the National Youth Service (NYS) yesterday trained over fifty corp members on sexual reproductive health and rights and the demographic dividend at the City Plaza, Wilkinson road in Freetown.
In September, 2018, Sierra Leone’s Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh inaugurated the first batch of 200 national youth graduate corps at the Peace Keeping Military Center at Robgangba, Hastings in the east end of the country’s capital.