mgid.com, 751172, DIRECT, d4c29acad76ce94f

Salone Messenger

Reading: “My life challenges inspired me to help vulnerable children” Jennela Kamara on Project Go
Reading: “My life challenges inspired me to help vulnerable children” Jennela Kamara on Project Go

“My life challenges inspired me to help vulnerable children” Jennela Kamara on Project Go

Post Views: 285
Sallu Kamuskay
By Sallu Kamuskay 220 Views 6 Min Read
6 Min Read
E76FBEDF 8A0D 4A2B A8BC 7EC3262C8396
E76FBEDF 8A0D 4A2B A8BC 7EC3262C8396
Project GO!: A Conversation With One Of Our Own

Born and  raised in the DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas), USA to Sierra Leonean parents, Jennela Kamara  is a 27 year old registered nurse specializing in Critical Care and also  pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing.. Jennela Kamara attended schools throughout the DMV and received two Bachelors from Towson University in 2017 and 2019. She studied Health Science with a minor in Health Care Management, and her second degree is in Nursing. Because the DMV is a multicultural area, Jennela has experience being a minority in America while also blending in with the West African communities throughout the region. She grew up in cities where she was the only African-American girl in her class, and on the other side, she has lived in areas where the majority of the school is African-American. She says this because she is able to adapt to most environments and can relate to different people from all walks of life. For the most part, Jennela  lived a good life  and has a solid support system from her nuclear family, close friends and extended family.

Read also: “I came to the United States as a refugee with a dollar” Young Sierra Leonean man reacts after bagging his PHD

Jennela Kamara has been involved into charity work in Sierra leone,  Project GO gives Jennela  the energy and motivation to do something whenever she sees or feels there is work to be done, Jennela however does not plan to register her organization as she calls it a drive to support children.  We caught up with her for an interview

Project GO!: A Conversation With One Of Our Own

Salone Messenger

You are into charity helping vulnerable children, what inspired you to go into charity work?

Jennela Kamara

“My life challenges inspired me to help vulnerable children. To some extent, I know how it feels to be alone (even if it wasn’t physical loneliness). I want to use my privilege to ensure that children don’t feel alone. I want them to know that someone is thinking about them, cheering for them, and pushing them to be the best they can be in whatever field they choose to pursue. “

Salone Messenger

Who are your targeted audience in your line of charity? children, youth or the aged?

Jennela Kamara

“I have officially done book drives for children, but I am not limiting myself to only serve children”

Salone Messenger

Do you have origination? If no, are you intending to register one?

Jennela Kamara

“I do not have an organization but more so a mindset. I call it Project GO! Project GO! basically gives me the energy and the motivation to do something whenever I see or feel there is work to be done. I am not intending to register an organization at this time.”

Salone Messenger

How would you count on the impact of your charity n the lives of children?

Jennela Kamara

“My first book drive provided books, school supplies, and backpacks to children at Heaven Homes. I hope those books will allow children to practice their reading and writing, learn about different cultures and worldviews, become thinkers, and aspire to write their own stories. My second book drive will also provide books and school supplies to children, but many of my supporters have donated financially. With the donations, we have been able to upgrade and provide a safe learning environment for the children at Keddie’s Nursery and Primary School. Many of the infrastructure at this school was outdated, and the roofs and floors needed some work. In just a short period, we have been able to change all roofing, and we have plans to make more architectural changes in the near future.”

Salone Messenger

How are you finding it to connect with vulnerable children that you work with in Sierra Leone?

Jennela Kamara

“ Luckily for me, I have family members that work directly with children and/or community service. One of my aunts is the founder of Heaven Homes, and my other aunt is the owner of Keddie’s Nursery and Primary school. After this project, I plan on assisting another organization/community. I do not have a difficult time finding people who need help, and I look forward to making differences no matter how big or small.”

To support or connect with Jennela Kamara via Gofundme page on the link social media platforms below 

Twitter:  Jennela Kamara

Instagram: Jennela Kamara

CashApp: Donate Here

Venmo: Donate Here

Phone: (443) 399-3110

Stay Updated

Share this Article
Follow:
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.