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Young Africans Community Empowerment Initiative, Sierra Leone (YACEI-SL)

Kailahun, Sierra Leone
Joined March 2022

Our Mission: Empowering vulnerable groups in deprived rural communities to lead self-directed development initiatives, and amplify their voices for social justice and sustainable development.

Presence in: Sierra Leone
Focus: Children's Rights, Community / Customary Land Rights, Community Organizing, Community Paralegals, Education, Financial Sustainability & Fundraising, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, HIV/Aids, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Labor & Employment, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Policy Advocacy, Protection & Safety, Right to Information, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

The 11-years Sierra Leone civil war’s negative legacies of lack of quality education for children and youths, human rights and drug abuse, youth violence, poor economic empowerment for women and youths; lack of access to the correct information and awareness of national policies (laws), instability, limited jobs, and economic empowerment opportunities for youths and women, injustice, inadequate use of the national resource, lack of youth, women and children’s inclusion in decision making for total participation remain as serious challenges across deprived rural communities in Sierra Leone.

Vulnerability can cut across, but 40% of the vulnerable population (youths, women, and children) living in deprived communities proved to be more vulnerable than those in urban centers because they continue to live below the poverty margin (US$1.90), especially those in hard-to-reach terrains. These vulnerable groups often have very little or no recourses to advocate and fight for their civil rights to improve their lives and communities to thrive. These continue to affect the growing generations.

YACEI is taking actions at the grassroots to protect those vulnerable lives, by empowering them with resources to lead self-directed development initiatives, access to the correct information through awareness-raising to hold their leaders to account, fight for their rights, improve their lives and build their communities for a just and sustainable world.

Since its inception in 2002, YACEI, as a youth-led grass-root organization, struggles to access funding to amplify its operations. However, between 2018 and 2022, YACEI has engaged 10,752 youths, women, and children through awareness-raising on national policies, education and health promotion, gender equality, Sexual Reproductive Health Education, etc. YACEI  has also resourced youths to go into agriculture and advocate for their rights.

Support us to amplify our operations to reach out to more deprived rural communities.

People Associated With This Organization

Lossie Konneh

Sierra Leone  
Young Africans Community Empowerment...
Joined March 2022
Interests: Children's Rights, Community / Customary Land Rights, Community Organizing, Community Paralegals, Education, Environmental Justice, Financial Sustainability & Fundraising, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, HIV/Aids, Labor & Employment, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Policy Advocacy, Right to Information, Women's Rights
My name is Lossie Konneh. I am a self-motivated, national, and result-oriented development practitioner. I have HND and National Diploma, “in IT. in Business Management & Administration,” a Diploma in Human Resources Management, a Diploma in Project Management, a Certificate in Becoming a better leader, a Certificate in Super Vision Skills-Groups Management and Employee Interaction, and a Certification in Delivery Community Development Services.
I have gained extensive experience in advocacy/campaign, leadership, team building, and management skills whilst working with both local and International Non-Governmental Organizations (Eg: Restless Development Sierra Leone). I am eased with field and office-based tasks. I have more than eight (8) years of credible tracked record of job performance meeting timelines. And have a valid Identity Card.

I am a Sierra Leonean, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the "Young Africans Community Empowerment Initiative, Sierra Leone (YACEI-SL)." YACEI is a registered nonprofit youth-led Community-Based Organization in Sierra Leone. I intend to join this network to gain knowledge and resourceful opportunities to support the work of the CBO to amplify our grassroots work to promote justices in rural sierra leone, especially for women, children and youths.

Lossie Konneh

Sierra Leone  
Young Africans Community Empowerment...
Joined May 2022
Interests: Children's Rights, Community / Customary Land Rights, Community Organizing, Community Paralegals, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Livelihoods, Policy Advocacy, Right to Information, Women's Rights
My name is Lossie Konneh. I was born in a fairly big community, Bomaru Town, Upper Bambara Chiefdom, Kailahun District, Eastern Sierra Leone. I am currently working from Kenema City. I have a Higher National Diploma in; IT in Business Management and Administration from Banktec College of Information Technology and Management. I also have a Diploma in Project Management, a Diploma in Psychology, a Certificate in modern Human Resource Management, and a Certificate in Community Services Delivery from Alison online advanced learning. Besides, I have a Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from Global Health Elearning Center, a Certificate in Communications+ from Grow Salon, and a Certificate in Professional and Persuasive Writing Skills from OneVillage Partners, Sierra Leone. I have over seven years of relevant working experience in community development across rural communities in Sierra Leone, which I started in 2013/2014 as a Volunteer at Restless Development Sierra Leone. Currently, I am working as a Senior Community Action Program Officer at OneVillae Partners, Sierra Leone. Besides, I am serving as Co-Founder and acting Executive Director for a newly established youth-led community-based organization (Young Africans Community Empowerment Initiative, Sierra Leone(YACEI-SL)). In my previous and current roles, I worked and continue to work to empower youths, women, children, and general community members to get access to legal information, lead self-directed development initiatives and amplify their voices to advocate for their civil rights for social justice. I am motivated to join this platform to learn and gain more knowledge, resources, and opportunities related to community legal empowerment to enhance best practices for a just and sustainable world.

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