YARDOSL Launches ‘My Environment, My Priority’ Project.
By the TorchLight Newspaper Young people in Sierra Leone are ready to join the global youths to take action to mitigate the causes of climate change for a sustainable and prosperous future. But how prepared are they? What’s their resilience?It is in regards to this, on the Friday the 18th October 2019 at the Youyi […]
School Hygiene Club Project
School Hygiene Club Project Project status: ongoing Project locations: Freetown. Project Summary: In pursuant of the 4th UN Sustainable Development Goal, YARDO-SL launched the SHC project to help tackle sanitation problems and promoting the personal hygiene of school kids in various deprived schools in the calaba town- Allentown municipality Freetown. This project is aimed at […]
Mudslide Disaster Relief Project
Mudslide Disaster Relief Project Project status: completed Project location: Regent, Freetown. Project Summary: In 14th August 2017, Sierra Leone was hit by a devastating disaster that claimed almost a thousand lives and destroyed billions worth of property. The Mudslide left those victims still alive totally empty. No housing, no clothing and some with no one […]
Nonviolence Elections Campaign
Nonviolence Electoral Campaign Project status: completed Project locations: Freetown, Moyamba, Bo and Kambia. Project Summary: In a bid to discourage violence and political intimidation during the 2018 elections in Sierra Leone, YARDO-SL as a youth led organization working with young people committed to making sure thousands of young people across the country were positively impacted […]
Free Education Sensitization Project
In early September this year, the President declared tuition-free education for all primary and secondary school kids attending government-owned or sponsored schools across the country.
This very important landmark declaration is aimed to boost education and empower citizens as promised in the government’s manifesto.
Project status: completed. Locations: Constituency 67, 68, 69, 70,71, All in the portloko district. Project Summary: As an implementing partner for Innovation for Poverty Action, YARDO-SL was part of the team that carried this four-week project. This project entails the interviewing of voters as well as political aspirants before, during and after the March 2018 […]
Servants of the People
Are Sierra Leone Parliamentarians really ‘Servants of the People’? Commentary by Ahmid C Jalloh Executive Director, YARDO-SL. Sierra Leone is one of the least developed countries in the world. Two-Thirds of its citizens live on a dollar a day or less. The per capita GNI is an estimated $406. Parliamentarians though, don’t seem to be […]
CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
The climate change and environmental protection program aims to help raise awareness on environmental hazards, such as deforestation, improper waste management etc and also providing expatriate advice on how best to mitigate these environmental hazards. YARDO-SL applies the community-based approach to involve all members of the community to take actions to protect their environment by […]
HEALTH AND GENDER EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM
Health remain one of the major intervention areas of YARDO-SL since its formation in 2014, at which time it main purpose was to help in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease that claimed thousands of Sierra Leoneans Lives. The Health program aims to improve health care among young people (especially young girls) through […]
GOVERNANCE AND CIVIC EDUCATION
The governance and civic education program cover a range of issues that aims to raise awareness on citizens’ civic responsibilities, promote human rights, transparency and accountability, patriotism, peace, and quality service delivery in Sierra Leone. Evident to this are our numerous program activities in the communities. These activities are designed to boost young people’s capacity […]
AGRICULTURE AND LIVELIHOOD PROGRAM
YARDO-SL’s agriculture and livelihood program aim to improve food security and livelihoods, reduce hunger and malnutrition, reduce poverty through increased environmentally sustainable agriculture production and increase household income by creating linkages between farmers and allied enterprises. Our projects employ a holistic approach to seek the community and individuals (notably young people) through technical training, input […]
COMMISSIONS OF INQUIRY is a requisite for the development of mama Salone
A commentary by Ahmid C Jalloh,
Director of YARDO-SL.
I, like thousands of young Sierra Leoneans, spent the whole of Monday attentively listening to the parliamentary debate on the notion for or against the establishment of a commissions of enquiry to look into the activities of the previous government.
What I made of the fierce debate is the fact that with the help of TV channels most Sierra Leoneans were opportuned to watch the live program and make a good sense out of this important decision that the government proposed.
Some months ago, I wrote a piece about Accountability; urging young people to embrace it in order to push our beloved country forward.
So in my humblest opinion, I had always supported the Commissions of Inquiry. Not because of party color or whatsoever, but because, like I always to told my friends, this commission will not only bring economic justice to our poor citizenry but it will also serve as a warning for all current political figures who might be tempted to embezzle public funds.
This commission comes in a time when people are making it a habit of deliberately misappropriating the country’s money in their self interest. So there is no better time than now to curtail this corrupt plague that has crippled our country for so long.
Come to think of it, despite all the natural resources Sierra Leone is amongst the poorest nations in the world. Have you ever pondered the reason why? Corruption. Corruption is the reason why we are suffering everyday. Corruption is the reason why there is hardship in all corners of the country.
We are tired of the sufferings, we want a country that fight corruption like an enemy. And believe me, corruption is our biggest enemy. The enemy to our national progress. The enemy that enriches only the greedy few and suffers the masses.