Western Freetown, Sierra Leone: City of Peace
Welcome brothers Alhaji B. Jalloh and Chernor Jalloh, founders of Y.A.P (Youth in Action for Peace), working together with other colleagues to foster peace in Western Freetown. They will work in close communication with the Freetown: City of Peace initiative begun by Andrew Benson Greene.
Note: Introduction page with information primarily at the time of joining International Cities of Peace. For updates, please contact the liaison.
Western Freetown in Sierra Leone is the rural area that leads to Freetown proper. The people living in the western Freetown are engaged in trade and some are fishermen. Its citizens live along the seaside the only continue university education in Freetown proper and some parts of the country. The area has two colleges: Freetown teachers college (FTC) and Milton Margi college of technology (MMCT). This initiative was born out of these academic institutions.
To create Peace through Technology, Music, Creative Art, Dramas and Youth interactive forums.
Our mission is to work with people from the different Ages, Sex, Religious and Cultural background to promote a culture PEACE with the different parts of Country and see that PEACE become the winner whilst VIOLENCE become the loser in Sierra Leone –Western Area Rural, Sierra Leone as a Whole, Africa, and the World at large.
• To see the full participation of Youths in PEACE building through Music, Technology, and other ways.
• Let the Youths know the value why they should stand for PEACE at all times.
• Provide country-specific strategy in conflict resolution.
• Strive for youth involvement in peace processes across the globe.
• Establish forum for youth experience and information sharing exercises.
• Ensure youth friendly environment.
• Put trust in the youth that peace is the prerequisite to development.
• Conduct training and workshop on the role of the youth in peace building and nation building.
Letter of Intent
About Alhaji B. Jalloh and Chernor Jalloh:
“We realized that our childhood dreams must be translated in to reality.
Noting that, Education is the key to the attainment of this dream, we have been trying to enrich ourselves with the skills necessary to carry out this task.
Having achieved that, this initiative has come up at right time since our country is still recovering from the eleven (11) years civil war. And the youth are more required in this strives more than ever, for which reason, our initiative to complement the efforts of Government in this endeavors is warranted.”
Alhaji B. Jalloh and Chernor Jalloh are the founder of Y.A.P (Youth in Action for Peace), working together with other colleagues. The brothers especially of the two major founders mentioned-above are Computer Hardware Technicians although with diverse programs now Alhaji B. Jalloh pursuing course in Database at Training Sol, while Chernor Jalloh pursuing Computer Networking at Silicon Pro in Freetown. A colleague in the Organization, Brima S.K Koroma is a graduate of Fouray Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. With a first class degree in peace and conflict studies.
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About Western Freetown, Sierra Leone (from Wikipedia)
Freetown is the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone, a country in West Africa. It is a major port city on the Atlantic Ocean located in the Western Area of the country, and had a city proper population of 772,873 at the 2004 census. Western Freetown is the rural area that leads to Freetown proper. The people living in the western Freetown are engaged in trade and some are fishermen. There are two colleges and Western Freetown holds the main highway to Freetown proper and its citizens live along the seaside the only continue university education in Freetown proper and some parts of the country.
Freetown is the economic, financial, and cultural center of Sierra Leone. The city’s economy revolves largely around its harbor – occupying a part of the estuary of the Sierra Leone River in one the world’s largest natural deep water harbours. Queen Elizabeth II Quay is capable of receiving oceangoing vessels and handles Sierra Leone’s main exports.
The population of Freetown is ethnically and culturally diverse. The city is home to significant numbers of all of the country’s ethnic groups, although it is the primary home of the Sierra Leone Creole people, known as Krios (descendant of freed Liberated Africans, African-Americans and West Indians). The city is politically dominated by the Krio. Many of the Freetown local city council city are held by ethnic Krios, including the mayor of Freetown, a position mainly held by Krios or Europeans since the city was founded. As in virtually all parts of Sierra Leone, the Krio language (a native language of the Krio people who only make up 5% of country’s population) is by far the most widely spoken language in the city. The population of Freetown is almost equally divided between Muslims and Christians.
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