ILEAD – 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL YOUNG SIERRA LEONEANS
The Institute of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development (iLEAD) has officially released the list of the 50 Most Influential Young Sierra Leoneans. This revelation was made at a press conference held at the Ministry of Youth Affairs’ conference room.
The CEO of iLEAD, Mr Alex Nallo Jr, says the selection process lasted for 21 days, by a panel of five youth development professionals.
“These people were categorized based on four criteria: how many people they impact; how large are their network and audience are; how much they have shaped Sierra Leone and how much they are likely to shape Sierra Leone in the future,” said Mr. Nallo jr.
“The group of 50 have been selected because they are at their prime, and are in the best position to positively influence the youth and therefore the future of Sierra Leone,” he continued.
These 50 Most Influential Young Sierra Leoneans will help promote and encourage the youth of Sierra Leone, thus giving them the determination and support they need to excel.
iLead is a high-impact social venture established with the vision to raise the next generation of Sierra Leonean leaders. They believe that if young people need to be given the necessary tools they need to be successful and self-sufficient. Some of these tools include; helping young people have a smooth transition from college to securing employment, offering opportunities for youth to turn their passion into a business, creating platforms for networking, having access to business incubation and startup capital, and lastly training young people to give back to their communities through positive social actions.
The list of 50 Most Influential Young People in Sierra Leone includes people from all works of life; Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad. The list features the likes of Vickie Remoe who is the Managing Director of Vickie Remoe & Company; Ambassador Anthony Navo Junior who is the CEO of Africa Young Voices media empire; Samuel Valcacel Deputy Director General SLBC; Hawa Kamara, Miss Universe Sierra Leone 2016; Amadu Lamrana Bah who is a journalist and a host of other great personalities.
Mr. Nallo also expressed that, iLEAD believes in young people, and nurturing their skills and talents to make a change. When speaking about Family Planning, he said that the youth deserve the right to education on Family Planning this includes full choice and full access.
iLead is an organization that seeks to train young and upcoming business professionals and help them solve immerging problems in Sierra Leone.
The official ceremony will take place on 25th April 2017 where the selected individuals including their names and accomplishments will be made available to the public.