Executive Council

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Nathaniel Aamil Turay (b. 1995) is a the Chief Executive Officer, Founder and President of Sierra Leone Youth Awareness. Coming from rural Bo, he now lives in Freetown. Traveling throughout Sierra Leone, networking with various schools, creating partnerships and expanding SiLeYa’s membership are his top priorities. He is committed to building an inclusive, peaceful, prosperous and proud Sierra Leone. Turay’s major areas of focus, outside of his membership building and organizational management, are fighting corruption, tribalism, and reducing violence throughout Sierra Leone.

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Francis Bockarie (b. 1993) serves as the Vice President of SiLeYa. He is also a journalist, television and radio presenter. He lives in Freetown. He is passionate about a free press, ending corruption freedom of speech and expression, and creating a better future for Sierra Leone.

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Finnah Augusta Zainab Kpaka (b. 1999) is SiLeYa’s Treasurer; she works to maintain both fiscal discipline and transparency within the organization. In an interview, when asked why she is so active in SiLeYa, she said,

“I have my country at heart and I’m ever ready to strive and fight relentlessly against violence, early marriage, teenage pregnancy, tribalism and nepotism […] they are the key issues amongst issues affecting youths in Sierra Leone. I live by these words, paraphrasing from Kennedy, It’s not all about what your country has done for you, but what you can do for your country?”

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Alhaji Mustapha Mustvolence Godswill Momoh (b. 1994) is the Chief Whip of SiLeYa. Alongside enforcing the mission statement’s ethos of inclusion, tolerance and peace, he is passionate about Information Technology (IT). Matriculating into AI Professional College at Kington to obtain a degree in IT, he will continue his education as he continues organizing the major influx of new members around the mission statement. Passionately driven to end poverty in Sierra Leone, he is committed to advocating for the poor, children, the disabled and orphans. Uniting Africa, beyond borders, is his ultimate goal.

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Mohamed Ibrahim Sillah (b. 1998) is a student of The College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences; working with SiLeYa, he advises the Executive Council and the Chief Executive Officer on matters of youth engagement, national health policy and works with the Council to educate young people about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), including HIV/AIDs. He sees a bright future for Sierra Leone, if the young are given the opportunities necessary to unleash their “tremendous and towering ambitions.”

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Brainard Septimus Sorbeh (b. 1996) is the Chairman of SiLeYa. Currently studying at Fourah Bay College, his passions are eliminating tribalism and regional violence while working to bring long-term, sustainable economic development to Sierra Leone. A large part of ecologically sustainable development will include “green energy, including building a national electric grid that relies on solar and wind power to every person in the nation”; he is also passionate about the need develop a strong Information Technology sector, along with expanded and better Internet services throughout Sierra Leone.

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Ibrahim Prosper Bangura (b. 1994) serves a general member of the Executive Council. He dreams, and is working for, a nation with proper shelter for everyone. His passion is to make sure that the youth of Sierra Leone have the resources, including housing and healthcare, they need to succeed.

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Marian Koyah Koroma (b. 2000) is a general member of the Executive Council. She is committed to ending the cycles of violence that have plagued Sierra Leone from colonialism to post-colonial militarism, tribalism and social breakdown. Standing up for peace, she strives for a future where all people in Sierra Leone can feel included and safe.

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Idrisa Koroma (b. 1998) is a general member of the Executive Council. He is a motivational speaker, a community activist and a culture maker. He wants to change the mental and emotional landscape of Sierra Leone, starting with his and later generations, to bring participatory direct democracy to the people; he is passionate about ending local, national and global poverty. He envisions a world where an elite few no longer control most of the world’s wealth, and he works towards creating conditions for the many to collectively share resources, technology, land and other forms of social wealth.

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Chinaza Chichi Okoye (b. 2000) is a general member of the Executive Council. Her mother is from Sierra Leone, and her late father was from Nigeria. She joined SiLeYa because she “loves the ideology of the organization, its commitment to empowering the youth of Sierra Leone, like myself.” She is committed to ending violence, creating inclusion, standing up for the rights of women and girls, and creating a Sierra Leone free from discrimination, poverty and corruption.

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Abraham Konie Williams (b. 1998) is the Public Relations Officer for the Executive Council of SiLeYa. He focuses on bringing the diverse, inclusive and multi-faceted mission and ethos of SiLeYa organization into the broader discourse of Sierra Leone. Bringing together local, regional, national and international media to understand the positive goals of SiLeYa are among his current goals. Seeking a better future for the youth of Sierra Leone, he is studying and preparing for entrance into The College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences.

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Daniel James (b. 1995) is the Disciplinary and Ethics Enforcement Officer for the Executive Council of SiLeYa. Working to build a peaceful and more democratic Sierra Leone, James’s role is enforcing the ethos, mission and principles of inclusion, diversity, tolerance and understanding. Investigating and managing internal and external complaints about violations of SiLeYas mission statement, his role is crucial in mitigating disputes that may arise. His deep commitment comes from his faith, his love of Sierra Leone and his hopes for a better future.

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Sulaiman Munda Bonnie (b. 1998) is a general member of the Executive Council. Currently, he is studying at Fourah Bay College, where he is in the process of earning a Bachelor’s Degree within the Language Studies Department. Having a long history of involvement in youth, environmental and social issues, he was a member of the Amnesty International Schools Club in Kenema and the Environment Protection Agency School Club. Presently, he is the Secretary General for the Incentive English Language Forum, an organization aimed at restoring the culture of English speaking in schools and limiting the use of broken dialects in schools. His perseverance and diligence in lifting educational standards for his and future generations throughout Sierra Leone is one of the central reasons he’s joined SiLeYa.

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Lamin Dumbuya (b. 1999) is the Finance Officer for the Executive Council of SiLeYa. Working with the Treasurer, his job includes managing fiscal discipline and transparency, fundraising and producing results from audits to the Executive Council. His role, along with the Treasurer, is to maintain good relations with donors, sponsors and members. Operating with both the Treasure and the Chief Executive Officer, the responsibility of his position is to document, consent and supervise funding- and spending-streams. Passionate about peace, he sees SiLeYa as the organizational vehicle for nation-wide change.

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Sahr Sahid Lamin (b. 1996) is a general member of the Executive Council. Engaging the youth of Sierra Leone to pursue and maintain their studies in primary, secondary and higher education, Lamin wants to transmit a message of peace, inclusion and genuine participatory democracy. Through increased literacy, numeracy, access to electricity and technology, he is hopeful that Sierra Leone will become a global model for growth, tolerance and dignity.

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Yussuf M. Kamara (b. 1996) is a general member of the Executive Council. He is a graduate of the Prince of Wales School. Kamara then went on to study Building and Civil Engineering at the Milton Margai College of Education Science and Technology, and now he’s studying interior architecture at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology. He is passionate about studying Information and Communication Technology systems, and bringing advanced technological industries and investments into Sierra Leone. Pursuing his studies and organizing for a better future, Karama is committed bettering the conditions the youth of Sierra Leone.

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IMG-20180426-WA0000Victor Campbell (b. 1993) is a general member of the Executive Council. He is currently studying Information and Communication Technology at Valley View University. Youth empowerment and transformation are his passions. He has previously worked on projects with Sierra eRiders, HEAL-Sierra Leone YALI West Africa, and the World Youth Alliance. In an interview, he stated,

“My passion is for the betterment Sierra Leone and Africa. I love teaching, and I believe that by passing on knowledge you empower both yourself and the student. Basically you learn from each other. I remember my first two months in Ghana teaching at St Mark’s School; it was fascinating teaching pupils from neighboring countries Togo, Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, they really want to know about Sierra Leone. May of them had never met someone from  Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is my home, and there is really no place like home. The vision of SLYA is key to nation building given that with the right direction, the next generation we be well equipped to take the nation to another level.”

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George Taylor (b. 1998) is a general member of the Executive Council.

Taylor started his IMG-20180425-WA0000schooling at the Dunnet Preparatory School. Subsequently he gained admission into the Prince Of Wales Junior Secondary School, where he finished his secondary education with honors. Taylor has had passion for science since childhood; therefore, at the Prince Of Wales Senior Secondary School he was placed into the science stream. Since then, he has gone into online studies and research wherein he did the following:
  • 1. Created three basic apps. He wanted to upload it to the play store where thousands can be able to use it but he had no internet related bank account.
  • 2. He can now edit video(s) his last work was a documentary for Esq Ibrahim Sorie Koroma who petitioned the National Election Council.
  • 3. He can do all desktop publishing.
  • 4. He’s a DJ.
He worked as a Radio Engineer for the Adventist Broadcasting Service (ABS) Fm 107.7. Additionally he is currently studying at NJALA University, and will complete a BSc.

Taylor is the founder of Wireless Press, and wishes to bring advanced information, communication, and technology training and employment opportunities to Sierra Leone’s youth.

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