“I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” ―Malala Yousafzai
Salone Sisters Circle was conceived with one goal in mind: the empowerment of the Sierra Leonean woman. And we aim to equip Sierra Leonean woman with confidence, knowledge, skills and abilities. In addition, we celebrate the advancement of women and motivate them to achieve their highest aspirations.
Being interviewed by the wonderful Kenya Mansaray was such an honor. She is a writer, humanitarian, radio broadcaster and international organizer. As a matter of fact, Kenya is the founder of Salone Sisters Circle and the Chairwoman of Black Star Action Network International (BSANI).
BSANI is a community based organization headquartered and registered in Freetown, Sierra Leone since 2013. It engages in volunteer grassroots programs, and awareness campaigns. These focus on improving the overall quality of life of the common people in communites. Furthermore, Salone Sisters Circle (SSC) functions as the social welfare apparatus of BSANI. The organization focuses exclusively on the collective empowerment and general well being of the most vulnerable sectors of society; women, children and handicapped.
Kenya has played a leading role in every empowerment project and awareness campaign that BSANI has organized. These include but not limited to the “Water Na Life” Water maintenance and sanitation program (2013-2016), “Ebola Dae Gbeng Gbeng” health awareness and sensitization campaign (2014-2015). Most recently, BSANI were first responders to the devastating August 14, 2017 Mt. Sugar Loaf Mudslide and deadly floods in Freetown.
Currently BSANI is waging the “Be Clean Campaign”, advocating and taking action by conducting monthly Boku Life Day Clean’s of local markets combined with Be Clean: Sanitation & Hygiene Workshops as a strategy for significantly improving the public safety and health of Sierra Leoneans.
The BSANI: Be Clean Campaign was officially launched on November 18, 2017 and was followed by the December 31, 2017 New Years Eve clean up of the Calabatown community market located in eastern Freetown city.
To give you a little perspective on what SSC stands for, please listen to this video interview below. We touched on natural beauty, empowering women and natural hair. In addition, we speak on hot issues in Sierra Leone ranging from child marriage to skin bleaching.
I was interviewed by the lovely Kenya Mansaray on topics I am passionate about and I write about on Sincerely ShirleyGO! Here is the first part of the interview.
Posted by Sincerely ShirleyGO on Wednesday, October 4, 2017
This is the second part of the Salone Sisters Circle (SSC). ENJOY!
Posted by Sincerely ShirleyGO on Thursday, October 5, 2017
Hey everyone! Here is the final part of the Salone Sisters Circle interview. Please like the Salone Sisters Facebook page!
Posted by Sincerely ShirleyGO on Friday, October 6, 2017
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Remember, always be sincerely you!