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

22-year-old Kadie Juana, a promising lawyer, and farmer taking the lead

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22-year-old Kadie Juana, a promising lawyer, and farmer taking the lead

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.

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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.

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.”

 

Sallu Kamuskay

Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean activist, storyteller, and blogger. He was born in Sierra Leone but later relocated to Guinea as a refugee because of the war in his country. Sallu Kamuskay uses his phone to engage on social media, under the name ‘’Salone Messenger’. He Co-Founded the Salone Messenger platform after his experience of the war, Ebola, and injustices. According to him, silence was the root cause of war, and of many social injustices, we continue to face as a nation. In 2013, during the Ebola crisis, Sallu Kamuskay took the risk and volunteered to fight Ebola. He spent some months in both safe and unsafe places; helping the victims and telling their sad stories. The election in 2018, left a divided country with communities fighting on tribal lines. This inspired Sallu Kamuskay to serve as the coordinator of the United Sierra Leone peace concert, which was organized in 4 major parts of the country, targeting violent communities and troubled youth. Sallu Kamuskay led a group of entertainers, activists, and organizations across the country on a peace tour, a program supported by the European Union, United Sierra Leone, Africa Union, ECOWAS, and the Messeh Leone Trust. Sallu Kamuakay has also served as a staff writer for the Hidden Voices Magazine. 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.

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