April 14, 2016 By Ibrahim Tarawallie
An organisation called ‘My Father’s House Foundation’ has commenced mentoring programme for youths aged 16 to 25 years.
According to Co-Founder and Head of Strategy, Ninie Unachuku, the programme aims at empowering youths for a brighter future not only for themselves but the country as a whole.
“We decided to target this group of youths because they are the most susceptible to dropping out of education due to personal challenges. We believe that these set of youths are our best hope for a brighter Sierra Leone,” she told Concord Times.
She explained that the first phase of the project, titled “Start With One”, would target mainly youth from East-end Police to Wellington axis, with the hope of replicating it in other parts of Freetown and the country as a whole.
She opined that if the nation failed to invest in the youths, they would have failed to impact the lives of the next generation of potential professionals and skilled force.
Madam Unachuku said MFHF is a non-profit community initiative set up in Sierra Leone to assist in the regeneration effort of the nation, adding that their membership draws from Sierra Leoneans who have real passion to help young people not to fall below the poverty line.
She continued that the organisation seeks to act as a bridge builder between the disadvantaged and victims of disaster in Sierra Leone and Africa as a whole.
“We are of the strong belief that every Sierra Leonean can become a great contributor to the national good. Let me urge all and sundry to consider their role as an influencer and please support the foundation to help every young person fulfill his/her dreams in life,” she urged.
The organisation’s co-founder also assured of their determination to provide access to rehabilitation, education, training and entrepreneurship of the youths.