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.
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
You are into charity helping vulnerable children, what inspired you to go into charity work?
“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. “
Who are your targeted audience in your line of charity? children, youth or the aged?
“I have officially done book drives for children, but I am not limiting myself to only serve children”
Do you have origination? If no, are you intending to register one?
“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.”
How would you count on the impact of your charity n the lives of children?
“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.”
How are you finding it to connect with vulnerable children that you work with in Sierra Leone?
“ 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.”
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