On Women’s Day, the Asmaa James Foundation, with the support of the National Youth Commission, Medical Research Centre and other partners, donated sanitary items to three female correctional centers across Sierra Leone.
Speaking to inmates, the founder of AJ Foundation, Asmaa James, encouraged the inmates to be strong,. “It is always good to control your temper, don’t ever act when you are angry,” she said.
James told the inmates that her foundation was just a messenger, adding that there were people who donated the different items.
Emerson Kamara, Deputy Youth Commissioner at the National Youth Commission, said the support was part of their “Women in conflict with the law” project.
He stated that they would continue to support women in correctional facilities as it is a part of their young women empowerment advanced programme.
Madam Elenor Kanu, speaking on behalf of Prisons Watch, advised the women to always stay out of trouble after they have served their time in the centers.
This donation was made as part of AJ Foundation’s community service. It was also a way to celebrate The International Women’s day.
The board and management of the foundation expressed thanks to their partners, especially Prison Watch Sierra Leone, Milla Group, NAYCOM, Medical Research Centre and all those who continue to support the cause.
The Asmaa James Foundation will continue to advocate for the well-being of all girls and women in Sierra Leone.