Education and Health

The learning crisis requires a new approach

David Malpass, World Bank Group President: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 November 2019: For most children, turning 10 is an exciting moment. They’re learning more about the world and expanding their horizons. But too many children – more than half of all 10-year-olds in low- and middle-income countries, cannot read and [Read More]

Education and Health

In Sierra Leone over half a million women and girls are using modern methods of contraception

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 November 2019: A ground-breaking report on family planning in the world’s 69 lowest-income countries has been published today, showing that more women and girls have access to family planning than ever before. It reveals that 314 million women and girls are now using modern contraception, with [Read More]

Education and Health

Government of Sierra Leone intensifies free health care medicines distribution

Abdul Fonti: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 October 2019: Sierra Leone’s National Medical Supplies Agency (NMSA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), has officially set in motion the distribution of free health care medicines across Sierra Leone to support President Bio’s free health care initiative for needy [Read More]

Education and Health

Why are these Nigerians travelling across 13 West African countries in 80 Days?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2019: On the 22nd of September 2019, a group of young Nigerians – the Zikoko team, teamed up with GIGM, Google, Leadway Assurance, Ecobank and Smoov to embark on an expedition of a lifetime. The team is travelling through 13 West African countries in 80 [Read More]

Education and Health

Moving from the brink to the brim of academic excellence

Joseph F. Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 October 2019: The brim of academic excellence is the state of being exceptional. We live in a society obsessed with being exceptional. Whether it is as workers, parents, students, lovers or cooks, we are expected to be outstanding. We must strive to be [Read More]

Education and Health

International Day of the Girl Child – more action needed to protect the rights of girls in Sierra Leone

Mariama Janet Deen: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 October 2019: Since 2012, 11th October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl Child, after the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 66/170 declaring it – a day of commemoration. The International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC) aims to highlight [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone urgently needs a National Plan for Mental Health

Joseph F. Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 October 2019: Today, 10th October 2019, has been designated by the World Health Organization “(WHO”) as “World Mental Health Day”, to promote awareness of mental health in people all over the world. This year, the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) has decided [Read More]

Education and Health

How I set up Liberia’s first school for autistic children – debunking cultural myths about autism

Agnes Fallah Kamara: 9 October 2019: I must admit that I did not know anything about autism until 2014 when, on a visit to South Africa, a friend told me that her son has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). I quickly googled the term. Thereafter, I felt a lot of sympathy [Read More]