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26-Year-Old Law Student appointed Minister of Gender, University of Makeni Students Representative Council

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26-Year-Old Law Student appointed Minister of Gender, University of Makeni Students Representative Council
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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.

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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 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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