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Reading: Sierra Leone’s Only Female Carpenter Zainab Kargbo Bags Nomination For The Top 30 Most Influential Women
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Sierra Leone’s Only Female Carpenter Zainab Kargbo Bags Nomination For The Top 30 Most Influential Women

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Sierra Leone's Only Female Carpenter Zainab Kargbo Bags Nomination For The Top 30 Most Influential Women
Sierra Leone's Only Female Carpenter Zainab Kargbo Bags Nomination For The Top 30 Most Influential Women

Young and beautiful Zainab Kargbo the only female carpenter in Sierra Leone has bagged a nomination for the top 30 most influential women in Western Rural Area.

Zainab Kargbo is a graduate with a sound degree from the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM). Immediately after graduation, Zainab wrote over 100 job applications but non never reached out to her.
In the process, Zainab came across a video on Youtube on how to make tufted beds, there she started learning the skill. For Zainab, succeeding in men dominated industry is entirely difficult she will seldom undergo gender discrimination and numerous of stumble blocks. Zainab stood her ground until she finally succeeded and founded Zeekay Woodworks a woodwork company that trains and works with vulnerable girls who want to take carpentry as a profession.
Like few brave women that take such risks and zeal to embark on such a difficult job, Zainab took the path of carpentry – making tufted beds she has created employment and training ground for vulnerable girls.

The award is an annual event with the aim of recognizing change makers in the Western Area Rural. The list is a star stud and in equal measures a list of women who are the embodiment of narrative changing. Advocacy For Women and Youth Empowerment started a journey a few years in making sure they spotlight change makers in West Area Rural District. Advocacy for women and youth Empowerment Is a national youth-led and women-focused
Advocacy Organization established by forward-looking young people in order to assist women
and youth across Sierra Leone in raising their voices for their rights and entitlements.

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Festus Conteh is an international youth that functions conveniently in all forms of writing including article writing, news, script, content writing, constitution and project/proposal writing. Writing is fun to Festus and has brought fame and recognition in his clime. In 2019, he was awarded best upcoming writer in an online writing completion that was organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Authors (ASLA). After his impactful contribution to national development and cohesion through writing, he was nominated for the African Genius Award for the Best Writer in Africa Award Category an award he lost to one of the greatest African Writers - Chinua Achebe. In 2022, Festus was one of the applicants to the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) as Vice Chairperson (Policy and Advocacy) a process that met imperil feedback. As a freelancer, Festus has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and media houses and his articles have attracted big media houses including BBC, Aljazeera and Legit. Ng and is the Head of Programs at Salone Messenger a public relations firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information. He is the founder of Africa’s Wakanda a platform that spotlight the beauty of Africa. Festus is also a perpetual volunteer in life-changing causes and has shown great commitment and dedication to being a catalyst and solution to the challenges faced by young people like himself. Festus currently serves as the Secretary General of the Africa Youth Leaders movement which is a network of youth between the ages of 20 – 30 years who have shown achievement, leadership potential and commitment to make a difference. Festus is also the Africa Focal Point of Youth for Change Initiative, which is a platform through which young people can access resources, be empowered and given the opportunity to grow to become useful members of society who will participate in the development of their communities and nation. Along with another Africa Youth platform, Festus has Co-Founded the Future of Africa initiative which is an advocate forum with the aim to bring together local and international socio-economic stakeholders to support innovative programs aimed at advancing the radical and practical progress of adoption awareness-vulnerable children and youth and youth leadership-through interlinking local, regional and international resources and opportunities.