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Reading: Meet Kadie Juana: 22-Year-Old Young Promising Lawyer Taking The Lead In Ending Hunger
Reading: Meet Kadie Juana: 22-Year-Old Young Promising Lawyer Taking The Lead In Ending Hunger

Meet Kadie Juana: 22-Year-Old Young Promising Lawyer Taking The Lead In Ending Hunger

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Born in Western Rural area (Newton) Kadie Juana is a young Sierra Leonean law student at the University Of Makeni (Unimak) and small farm owner currently based in Makeni.

Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG 2 or Global Goal 2) aims to achieve “zero hunger”. It is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015. The official wording is: “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture“.[1] SDG 2 highlights the complex inter-linkages between food security, nutrition, rural transformation and sustainable agriculture. According to the United Nations, there are around 690 million people who are hungry, which accounts for 10 percent of the world population. One in every nine people goes to bed hungry each night

If we are to fight hunger, the young, old, government workers, professionals and people from various works of life must contribute to ensuring that the country and world achieve this.

 

Kadie Juana grew up in Hastings where she attended the Regmel Preparatory School, she later furthered at the Freetown Teachers College Practicing School Jui where she completed her primary education. Kadie Juana was later admitted at the Annie Walsh Memorial School where she completed her Junior and senior secondary education. Kadie Juana was a was school prefect while in Junior Secondary school. Kadie is currently a final  law student at the University Of Makeni (Unimak)

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Kadie Juana

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Growing up as a child, Kadie Juana  was privileged to enjoy the basic facilities of a child,  never had insecurities of the people around her. Things became difficult when she had to adapt to stay without her parents to live with a guardian ( Mrs Helen Hamilton ) who groomed her to the lady she is becoming and experiencing the other side of life. At the age of 16, Kadie lost her father who was her greatest inspiration.  “Acquiring my education was not of any difficulty for me until when I lost my father it becomes a topsy- turvy one for me but fortunately my elder brother took over my responsibilities and he has been supporting me throughout this journey..” she told us at Salone Messenger.

Kadie Juana
Kadie Juana

Kadie Juana  was inspired by her late father who was an agriculturist ( poultry farmer) “so I inherited it from him” she told us at Salone Messenger. Having realize the first hand struggle living without a father, Juana decided to pay more attention in Agriculture while in University.

Kadie Juana plant cassava on a small portion of land in Makeni, she hopes to continue with farming even after she graduates and become a Lawyer, “I want to be lawyer from Mondays to Fridays and farmer on Saturdays and Sundays”

Words of inspiration from Kadie Juana “Don’t procrastinate your dreams, you can do it now, just dream big, be consistent in pursing whatever you’re passionate about, and always be grateful to God and the people around you who helped in different ways just to see you achieving it.”

 

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Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean communication strategist, fixer, blogger, youth organiser, event manager, spokesperson, and public relations expert. His work has been regularly referenced and published by national and international media and public policy institutions. Sallu Kamuskay was a child during the brutal war in Sierra Leone. Growing up in the midst of conflict, Sallu witnessed unimaginable abuse of children and gross violations of human rights. The horrors he witnessed during the Civil War had a terrible impact on him at a very tender age. But despite the shock of the war, Sallu never lost hope. He started on a journey of recovery, studying, and working for a better future. At age 15, Sallu entered into the world of activism and advocacy. Sallu Kamuskay was the Vice President of the Young Leaders Organisation, a member of the National Youth Council. The Young Leaders is one of the oldest youth-led organisations in West Africa. The organisation was formed by a group of young leaders, and launched by the then Head of State/President of Sierra Leone. Sallu was part of the group of young leaders who participated in and contributed to the establishment of the National Youth Council. The Commonwealth supported the training for trainers programme with line ministries and youth stakeholders in which key, representatives of youth council, student union and civil society/private sector youth platforms were engaged and empowered in the effective engagement and inclusion of youth. Sallu is co-founder and Executive Director of the Salone Messenger, a global multimedia and public relations firm based In Sierra Leone. Sallu has worked on various developmental and policy issues such as Poverty, Climate Change, Human rights, Child Rights, Education, Health, Gender Equality, Civic Engagement, Government policies, Information Communication Technology for Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and has also been contributing to various global events and advocacy campaigns. Sallu Kamuskay is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Salone Messenger, a global Multimedia and Public Relations Firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information, on top stories, business, politics, entertainment, and more. Sallu is working with a leading technology company in Africa, Techfrica, that has recently developed and launched a social media, messaging Supfrica with over 150,000 downloads on the Google play store in less than 4 days. He is the Adviser and Media coordinator for the App to give people the platform to connect and communicate to help shape their future with a very fast internet that allows users that live in deprived and hard-to-reach areas with poor internet facility to be able to communicate as it allows and stronger on 2 and 3 G network reception. Sallu has over 9 years of experience in youth engagement, inclusion, and coordination both at local and global levels, giving voice to young people and engaging young people to build a better world. He has served as coordinator for the Wave Alliance which brought together youth-led organisations who attended an international training in South Africa organized by the International Organization – Waves for Change. Sallu is working with the MLT, Waves For Change, and the Government to develop safe spaces for young people, with a view to contributing to the overall development goals of young people including health, as well as to community rebuilding. Sallu is currently the Programme Director for the Wave Alliance, which is a coalition of youth-led and community-based organisations that have successfully introduced evidence-based Surf Therapy programs to young people in communities, with a focus on mental health, peace building and sustainable development. Sallu is currently the focal point and face of Africa’s Faces Social media platform which is a global Social media platform that brings together people from across the world to share their moments, connect, share videos, and interact with friends giving more preference to excluded continents like Africa. Sallu Kamuskay has devoted his time to working for or contributing to a number of national and international organizations and companies, including the Techfrica Technology Company, United Nations, ECOWAS, European Union, Commonwealth Africa Initiatives. This work has led him to travel to a number of countries to contribute to global youth platforms. Sallu is the lead Coordinator for Peace Tour programme, an initiative supported by the European Union, Africa Union, ECOWAS focusing on uniting and empowering young people and local communities. Over the years, Sallu Kamuskay has been using his Techno phone to be able to tell stories, the phone he used to tell the story of Gbessay during Ebola who was admitted at one of the Ebola treatment centers after rumors that she had Ebola when the actual sickness was ulcer, she was almost abandoned at the treatment canter with no medication provided to her. She could have died. Sallu told the story via social media and was able to secure funding from the United Sierra Leone to buy her medication and advocated for her. She was later discharged and taken home, He did the same to a patient that died and was abandoned in the street, Sallu Kamuskay used his phone and shared the message across, the corps was later taken and buried. It could have been more disaster without his voice. The story of late America Stress 3-year-old daughter. The hero’s daughter was abandon after his father's death. He shared her sad story and was able to get a sister who has taken the child as her own and is currently providing her with educational support. The article of America Stress can be read on the link below http://ayvnewspaper.com/index.php/k2-categories/item/7350-america-stress-a-hero-to-recognize. Sallu Kamuskay feels the stories of Gbessay, America stress and that of many others need to be told. The media house we have cannot better tell these stories, they are better reporters than telling human interest stories. He created the Salone Messenger platform and brought together passionate storytellers to be able to tell these compelling stories.