MAFEREH CONTEH: EXPLORING THE HEARTBEAT OF HUMANITY THROUGH VOLUNTEERING IN THE SLUMS

‘‘In the heart of a bustling city, amid towering structures and shopping streets, lies a world often forgotten—a world of narrow alleys, makeshift shelters, and incredibly resilient souls. This is the slum where I found myself, not as a tourist passing through, but as a relief response volunteer seeking to make a difference. The first…

June 14, 2024
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LIVE AND LEAD YOUR BEST LIFE JOURNAL: AN INVITATION TO INTENTIONAL LIVING

What does it mean to Live and Lead your best life? One thing is certain, how this life is portrayed, appreciated and manifests changes from person to person, making it an exclusive adventure that can only be truly determined by the participant. However we often wonder, why some people get to achievable milestones faster and…

June 11, 2024
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WHY EMERGING FILMAKER, MARIAMA WURIE, IS CURATING CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS IN HER IRRESISTIBLE SHORT FILM SERIES – SLOW MORNINGS

In a world often dominated by power dynamics and elitist structures, Mariama Wurie emerges as a beacon of authenticity, pluralism and people-power— challenging norms of fear and silence,in her debut independent short film series, Slow Mornings.   A promising learning experience designer and thought leader, Mariama’s work is deeply rooted in her commitment to questioning…

April 24, 2024
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EACH ONE, TEACH ONE: EMPOWERING WOMEN AND GIRLS THROUGH SKILLS TRAINING

In a world where access to education and opportunities is not always equal, the “Each One, Teach One” philosophy shines through as a beacon of hope. It’s about individuals taking it upon themselves to share knowledge, skills, and mentorship to uplift others. Haja Mariama Bangura, the Founder of Girls Connect Sierra Leone, exemplifies this philosophy…

April 22, 2024
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NURTURING TOMMOROW’S FREE THINKERS AND INNOVATORS: A RECAP OF THE KIDDIES CAREER FAIR 2024

The atmosphere was electric as parents, educators, and young enthusiasts gathered for the annual Kiddies Career Fair—a vibrant celebration of STEM and Renewable Energy education. From insightful panel discussions to hands-on workshops and captivating presentations, the event was a testament to the power of community collaboration in shaping the future of our youth. Steering the…

April 19, 2024
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If your life was a startup!

Over the last couple of years, I embarked on an unconventional journey, applying startup principles to my personal development. This was no simple experiment; it required dedication, a shift in mindset, and an openness to embrace both success and failure. Reflecting on this path, I’ve seen firsthand the profound impact it can have on one’s…

April 4, 2024
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Celebrating over a Decade of Empowering African Female Entrepreneurs: The Journey of Women Mean Business

In 2013, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, a revolutionary movement was born. Women Mean Business (WMB) emerged as a beacon of empowerment and collaboration for African female entrepreneurs, igniting a spark that would transform the entrepreneurship landscape in Sierra Leone and its diaspora. What began as a humble gathering during Women’s Month has…

April 3, 2024
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BREAKING CHAINS: CONFRONTING ADDICTION IN SIERRA LEONE

In the heart of Sierra Leone, amidst the vibrant culture and acclaimed resilient spirit, lies a silent war raging against an invisible enemy – substance abuse. It’s a war not just against the physical manifestations of addiction, but against the systemic failings of our human ethos, the erosion of hard work, and the insidious grip…

March 26, 2024
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NAVIGATING HAPPINESS: THE JOURNEY THROUGH COURAGE AND VULNERABILITY

According to the World Happiness Report, My home country: Sierra Leone ranks fourth least happy nation in 2024. Another stark reminder that happiness is phenomena that often eludes the world’s richest countries and people. In a world where happiness seems like this big, mysterious thing, let’s break it down. Being happy isn’t just about feeling…

March 21, 2024
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EMPOWERING VOICES FOR A BETTER SIERRA LEONE: WORLD SPEECH DAY 2024 HOSTED BY THE ANTI GLOSSOPHOBIA ACADEMY

World Speech Day 2024 was not just a day on the calendar; it was a celebration of voices, ideas, and the power of communication to spark positive change. On the 15th of March, Sierra Leone joined over 100 nations across the globe in commemorating this momentous occasion. As the only public speaking hub in the…

March 19, 2024
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