Alhassan Sesay is a youth mobilizer, organizer and an inspiratory. He is the Founder and President of The Sierra Leone School Green Club (SLSGC), an environmental, educational and agricultural organization that work with schools and communities. He is also a Founding member of Sierra Leone Unites (SLU), a country chapter of Global Unites.
He has been part of many youth exchanges and volunteer programs ranging from national to international (Young African Leader Initiative Fellowship Ghana Cohort 4), Rotaract Club of Freetown Sunset Sierra Leone, Africa Change Makers Fellowship 2018 (Cohort 1), and Focal Point for Citizen Climate Lobby (CCL-Africa).
He has won many awards, ranging from the youth that do well in the SDGs in Sierra Leone (SDG 2 Zero Hunger), Global Youth Climate Network (GYCN) Climate-Smart Entrepreneurship Contest 2018 as honorary (2nd Position) member and has recently been selected to be part of the second cohort of GYCN Climate Ambassadors, an initiative of The World Bank.
ACTIONS led by Alhassan
“We’re mobilizing schools and youth groups to join the global movement on November 29th 2019 for a peaceful march in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Participants will walk down main business streets displaying banners, and giving out cards to raise awareness about the Climate Crisis. By educating the public about climate change and protecting our environment we hope to shift political thought and regulations towards environmental sustainability. To conclude the event, we will plant fruit trees at one the local schools in Freetown to help combat deforestation and educate students about sustainable agriculture. They will also provide a continuous supply of snacks for students once they grow and begin producing fruits. Most importantly we hope this project will fuel a passion for environmental activism and give participants a hands-on experience of what it’s like to ‘Create a New Future That Works For All’. Please support the project ! All the funds donated to this project will go towards purchasing promotional materials, fruit tree saplings, and snacks for the students who participate in our program. Please follow us on Facebook for updates and photos of the event.”
More actions led by Alhassan
Put in place a fully operational waste management system within each participating school.
Establish a vegetable and orchards garden in each participating school.
Plant economical trees such as breadfruit, orange, and mango in each participating school.
Organize an arts competition in selected schools on the theme of climate change (what causes it, what are the negative consequences especially in Sierra Leone and what are the proposed solutions). The collective arts works will be made by students aged 13 to 18 from selected schools around the country (schools will be free to involve students from both junior and senior secondary).
Establish tree nursery and a hamlet that will serve as an education hub for student around the different communities.
Establish our recycling enterprise for youth around the 10 schools we are working with.
Have our adult literacy program fully operational.
Translate the 17 SDGs to Sierra Leone’s 14 local (indigenous) languages for locals to understand them.
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