Meet the Newly Appointed Minister of Gender, University of Makeni Students Representative Council
Mrs. Ishiatu Edmond Fornah ( Nee Fofanah) is a third year LLB honors Student of the university of Makeni. She is also a final year student of the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, pursuing B A Honors in Broadcasting and Journalism.
She was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on May 5, 1996.
Mrs. Fornah is a feminist with over Seven years experience in Advocacy and Entrepreneurship, she is the founder and CEO of Madam Planner: Event Management and Ushering Services Company. A company that’s contributing 10% of every profit towards transforming the lives of Commercial Sex Workers in Sierra Leone through training, Business Grant and educational scholarships.
She work inline within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals, through Youth and Women’s Empowerment and Capacity Building for young people and adolescent girls.
As a passionate student, She’s was the Vice President for Academic Ambassadors for Peace and Sustainable Development (AAPSUD). She was also the Executive Secretary for the Fifty Most Influential Sierra Leonean Women’s Award Committee in Sierra leone.
Ishiatu, have as well served as the Director of Communications and Secretary General at Youth Advocacy Panel, a youth-led organization that advocates for the welfare and Development of Young People. She has demonstrated passion for Peace Building, Gender, and Youth Empowerment Programs. Due to her relentless effort in promoting youth empowerment and peacebuilding, she has bagged numerous awards from reputable organizations. Very recently she Won the Plan International Gender Transformation Award.
She has represented the Youth of Sierra Leone and spoke on their behalf on both local and international policy forums that promote the welfare and development of young people.
In her advocacy career, she have embarked on a project called, the Transformation Program, which aims in transforming the lives of Commercial Sex Workers as a way to contribute toward socio-economic development. She has volunteered and worked with different organizations in Sierra Leone
Mrs. Fornah believes in educating and empowering young people and women in Sierra Leone and the larger society. Her dream is to see women are well empowered, and equipped for the job market to contribute towards transforming the the lives of others as well as to take an active leadership role within their communities.