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Festus Conteh
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With support from Plan International Sierra Leone, Patriots Against Corruption SL successfully organized the “National Peace Conference and Award Ceremony” at the Atlantic View Hotel, Freetown City Council. This event received support from various partners, including The 2 Margarets’ Bridal Palour, Sierra Leone Commercial Bank, Anti-Corruption Commission, National Revenue Authority, and other nation-building institutions. They played a crucial role in the Launch Ceremony of this year’s National Peace Conference and Awards Ceremony.

Prominent change makers were invited to participate in the event, including the Country Director of Plan International, who delivered a keynote speech, Margaret Murray Esquire, who gave a guest speech, Madam Daphne Kema Macauley, Mrs. Kezia Salankole, and Edwin Edwin Nyamoh Jr., who hosted the event.

The program primarily focused on harnessing national peace, particularly among the youth, considering the upcoming elections. This initiative holds immense significance as it aims to foster peace and stability within the country. The organizers understand that peace is crucial for national development, and Plan International’s Country Director, Mr. Evariste Sindayigaya, emphasized this during his address. He further expressed Plan International’s commitment to supporting such programs, reinforcing their dedication to peacebuilding efforts.

To conclude, the program achieved great success, captivating the attendees with the valuable insights shared by the speakers and other change makers. Patriots Against Corruption Sierra Leone expresses its sincere gratitude to all its supporters, particularly its sponsor Plan International and other partners, for their unwavering support and dedication to ensuring the program’s success. Their contributions played a vital role in making the event impactful and meaningful.

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Festus Conteh is an international youth that functions conveniently in all forms of writing including article writing, news, script, content writing, constitution and project/proposal writing. Writing is fun to Festus and has brought fame and recognition in his clime. In 2019, he was awarded best upcoming writer in an online writing completion that was organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Authors (ASLA). After his impactful contribution to national development and cohesion through writing, he was nominated for the African Genius Award for the Best Writer in Africa Award Category an award he lost to one of the greatest African Writers - Chinua Achebe. In 2022, Festus was one of the applicants to the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) as Vice Chairperson (Policy and Advocacy) a process that met imperil feedback. As a freelancer, Festus has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and media houses and his articles have attracted big media houses including BBC, Aljazeera and Legit. Ng and is the Head of Programs at Salone Messenger a public relations firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information. He is the founder of Africa’s Wakanda a platform that spotlight the beauty of Africa. Festus is also a perpetual volunteer in life-changing causes and has shown great commitment and dedication to being a catalyst and solution to the challenges faced by young people like himself. Festus currently serves as the Secretary General of the Africa Youth Leaders movement which is a network of youth between the ages of 20 – 30 years who have shown achievement, leadership potential and commitment to make a difference. Festus is also the Africa Focal Point of Youth for Change Initiative, which is a platform through which young people can access resources, be empowered and given the opportunity to grow to become useful members of society who will participate in the development of their communities and nation. Along with another Africa Youth platform, Festus has Co-Founded the Future of Africa initiative which is an advocate forum with the aim to bring together local and international socio-economic stakeholders to support innovative programs aimed at advancing the radical and practical progress of adoption awareness-vulnerable children and youth and youth leadership-through interlinking local, regional and international resources and opportunities.