Written by: Tamara Cummings-John
When I met Bintu she was suffering from a mild bout of malaria; it was at a Girls Empowerment Summit organized by the Visao Foundation and Women Change Africa. Although she was experiencing symptoms like aches and a fever, she insisted on staying for the whole day. We gave her pain relief medication and allowed her to sit out any activities that she didn't feel up to. I was moved by this petite 14 year old who dreams of becoming a lawyer some day. As with many of the girls in the class, she comes from a very poor family and attends a school that had been built by the phenomenal NGO FAWE (Forum for African Women Educationalist).
Written by: The Visão Foundation
Just wrapped up the Youth Service Day and couldn't be more excited with the results. Today, Camp Visão kids gave their time and energy to give back to their community. They came out to sweep, shovel, and clean up a local street in Freetown as part of their first youth service day in 2013. We are so proud of you all, and appreciate all your hard work, enthusiasm, and commitment to help make the Freetown community better. Hope you all take a moment to reflect on the awesome example you are setting for other young people in the community.