Youth Rise Above, a prominent organization in Sierra Leone, has embarked on a transformative mission in the Pujehun District with a resounding commitment to fostering women’s empowerment.

On Monday 2nd October 2023, the Pujehun branch of Youth Rise Above initiated a five-day training program tailored specifically for women in the district.

Christopher Vandi Kanneh, the General Auditor of Youth Rise Above in Pujehun District, underscored the organization’s belief in the immense potential and resilience of women. He voiced his dedication to providing them with the essential tools and knowledge necessary for personal and professional advancement.

The comprehensive training program, meticulously organized by Youth Rise Above, aims to equip women in Pujehun District with vital skills and knowledge to enhance their socio-economic well-being. Through a series of workshops, seminars, and practical sessions, participants will have the opportunity to develop their vocational skills, entrepreneurial acumen, and leadership abilities.

The curriculum is designed to cover a wide array of topics, including financial literacy, business management, communication skills, and self-confidence building. By focusing on these crucial areas, Youth Rise Above aspires to empower women, enabling them to overcome obstacles, seize opportunities, and make meaningful contributions to their families and communities.

Christopher Vandy Kanneh emphasized that the initiative has received substantial support from local stakeholders, including government officials, community leaders, and women’s rights organizations. Acknowledging the transformative potential of empowering women, these stakeholders have expressed their appreciation for Youth Rise Above’s efforts and have pledged continued support.

Youth Rise Above has carved a niche for itself as a trailblazer in promoting youth development and empowerment in Sierra Leone. Their dedication to gender equality and women’s empowerment is evident through initiatives like this training program. By investing in women’s skills and capacities, Youth Rise Above envisions a future where women in Pujehun District actively participate in decision-making processes, contribute to the local economy, and instigate positive change within their communities.

Christopher Vandy Kanneh expressed confidence that, as the five-day training program progresses, participants will gain valuable knowledge, forge lasting connections, and develop a renewed sense of confidence and empowerment. The program marks the commencement of a new chapter for the participating women as they embark on their journeys toward personal and professional success.

Youth Rise Above remains steadfast in its commitment, providing ongoing support and mentorship to ensure participants can translate their newfound skills into tangible achievements. This endeavor not only promises a brighter and more prosperous future for the individual participants but also heralds positive transformations for the entire Pujehun District.