As the corona pandemic enters its fifth month in Sierra Leone, learning in schools and universities remains paralyzed. Pupils and students in schools and universities in the country have not been attending schools and universities due to the corona pandemic in Sierra Leone. Even with these problems, some students have found a meaningful way to make use of their time. 22-year-old Naffie Mustapha is one of them. She is a final-year student at the Fourah Bay College University of Sierra Leone, studying law. Due to the increasing number of teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone, She has authored a book that brings to light some of the causes of teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone.
She fell in love with writing as a little girl. Eunice loves writing articles, short stories, poems, etc. She is also a public speaker; quite popular for her speeches during the Students’ Union Presidential Election in 2019 at Fourah Bay College, as she was the only female contestant.
She is the founder of both Emerald Leadership Initiative African Network (ELI AFRICA), popular for its weekly online discussions, and Strong Girls Evolution, which promotes personal development and networking among young female Sierra Leoneans.
During her school days, she was the Head Girl of The Annie Walsh Memorial School (Class of 2016), she believes in service. She also believes in hard work, as she uses her writing skills to earn and she also motivates other young ladies to do the same.
At age 22, she is a proud author. Her book ‘Girlz Planete’ is about providing insight in an exciting way about some of the causes of teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone. She believes in educating and entertaining people at the same time.
Tell us about your book (Girls planete)?
‘’Girlz Planete is a short story that brings to light some of the causes of teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone. The story presents a girly world with girls at the center, showcasing their daily lives & discussions’’
What inspired you to write the book?
‘’As an advocate, I observed that most times advocacy ventures were too formal. I decided to use my writing skills to help create an edutaining atmosphere, whilst advocating against teenage pregnancy’’
What else do you do now that the Corona pandemic is on?
‘’My activities during this pandemic are focused on writing and motivating my team of young female writers to write too, as I am their Editor at Nafisa Magazine.’’
What are your aspirations once you clear college?
‘’I will continue writing and motivating other young Sierra Leoneans to become go-getters and achieve their goals.’’
What would be your message to other students and young people in general?
‘’Young Sierra Leoneans should value every skill possessed by them. Even if people try to cry down your skills as irrelevant, work hard to groom the skills and prove them wrong.’’
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