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Reading: Zainab Kargbo The Female Carpenter With a Sound Degree
Reading: Zainab Kargbo The Female Carpenter With a Sound Degree

Zainab Kargbo The Female Carpenter With a Sound Degree

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Festus Conteh
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Zainab Kargbo The Female Carpenter With a Sound Degree
Zainab Kargbo The Female Carpenter With a Sound Degree

After graduating from the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) with a sound degree, Zainab Kargbo applied for over 100 jobs, but none of them ever responded to her. In the process, she discovered a Youtube video about making tufted beds, leading her to learn the skill. Succeeding in a men-dominated industry is difficult, and Zainab faced gender discrimination and various obstacles, before she eventually established Zeekay Woodworks.

This woodworking company provides training and employment opportunities to vulnerable girls in the field of carpentry. An inspiring example of a brave woman that takes risks, Zainab has gained recognition for her carpentry profession in a video interview with Salone Messenger, leading to an interview at Focus on Africa. Despite still caring for her home, Zainab manages her time in order to progress in her profession and insists that furniture-making is attainable for anyone determined to dedicate their effort.

The success of Zeekay Woodworks is a testament to Zainab’s tenacity and unwavering commitment, and her impact on the vulnerable girls she works with is a true inspiration. She aims to build a lasting legacy in the woodwork industry and encourages others to take up the craft, knowing that with dedication and passion, dream can be achieved.

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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.