Asmaa James Foundation is community-based organization that focuses on providing Adolescent Reproductive Health Education and Services to Girls in Sierra Leone.
On Women’s Day 2019, the Asmaa James Foundation, with the support of the National Youth Commission, Medical Research Centre and other partners, donated sanitary items to three female correctional centers across Sierra Leone. On her visit that year, she encouraged the inmates to be strong and control their tempers when they are angry.
In that very year 2019, the Asmaa James Foundation brought the ‘Black Tuesday’ initiative. An initiative that launched to raise awareness on issues of violence against women and girls with a focus on rape and sexual penetration. The Asmaa James Foundation is a women and girls health advocacy organization founded by Sierra Leonean journalist Asmaa James Kamara, Station Manager of Radio Democracy 98.1.
Last year November was always a blessing and success as the foundation had their visit to The Sierra Leone Female Correctional Service Centre with an extraordinary panel of speakers who graced the panel. The visit was spiced with expert tips on Stress coping techniques for your mental health from Dr. Elizabeth Allieu representing The Sierra Leone Psychiatric Teaching Hospital, topped up with statements from my Power Women Sisters, Ms. Fatima Sesay, and Mrs. Alitta Ansu Katta. They engaged the ladies in looking into the future.
Recently, the CEO of AJ Foundation on her Facebook page made it vivid to fans of the lucky young women that have been selected to participate in the four weeks Be A BOSS MENTORSHIP training PROGRAM supported by the Asmaa James Foundation and Milwaukee African Women’s Association Inc (MILWA).
The participants of this BOSS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM will be trained in Makeup and Hair Dressing, and they will receive a start-up kit at the end of the training sessions. The key focus of this training is to make women self-independent and be economically useful in society than just depending on men for money.