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Reading: Young & Brilliant Sierra Leonean Selected for Freshwater and Community Conservation Externship
Reading: Young & Brilliant Sierra Leonean Selected for Freshwater and Community Conservation Externship

Young & Brilliant Sierra Leonean Selected for Freshwater and Community Conservation Externship

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Festus Conteh
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Young & Brilliant Sierra Leonean Selected for Freshwater and Community Conservation Externship
Young & Brilliant Sierra Leonean Selected for Freshwater and Community Conservation Externship

Kamuskay Kamuskay, a passionate advocate for conservation and community engagement, has been selected for the Freshwater and Community Conservation Externship by the National Geographic Society and The Nature Conservancy under Paragon One. This is an exciting opportunity for Kamuskay to work alongside some of the most brilliant minds in conservation and make a real difference in freshwater ecosystems and communities.

As part of the externship, Kamuskay will gain hands-on experience in freshwater conservation and community engagement, while learning from experts in the field. This is not only a chance for him to grow professionally, but also to make a meaningful impact in preserving the natural world.

Kamuskay expressed his deep gratitude to Paragon One, the National Geographic Society, and The Nature Conservancy for making this opportunity possible, as well as his Program Manager, Trent S. Lawrence, Jr., MPA. He looks forward to sharing his experiences with all of us and positively impacting our planet’s freshwater resources.

This externship is an excellent opportunity for Kamuskay to develop his skills, gain valuable experience, and make a real impact in the world of conservation. It is a testament to his hard work and dedication to the cause, and we wish him all the best in his endeavors. We look forward to seeing the positive impact he will make in preserving our planet’s freshwater resources.

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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.