An initiative titled “Campaign for better Salone” has been launched by an organisation known as Advocacy for the Young in Crisis (ADYIC) with a primary objective to have youths becoming more focus-oriented.
According to Andrew B. N. Kondoh, country director of ADYIC, their organisation caters for the campaign for the young in crisis, taking into consideration that “for the past records of the sevens – 1967, 1977, 1987, and 1997 crisis in the country occurred because of elections/politics and the young ones suffered a greater portion of those crisis.”
Since its establishment in 2004, the organisation has been preoccupied with the education and sensitization of young people on critical issues to which they are vulnerable, such as crises as violence, human trafficking, rape, HIV/AIDS, prostitution, drug addition coupled with human rights violations.
He goes on to explain that, “with the rapid increase in crises nowadays, there is every need for active participation in the elimination process, thereby complimenting every efforts being made by local and international organisations not only in vain but also in conflict prevention, resolution and peace-building.”
ADYIC, he emphasizes, is therefore born with the view in mind that pro-active engagement with every commitment and dedication in similar direction will ineluctably yield a positive dividend for the glory of the target group.
As part of its goal of advocacy, he explains, “we have deemed it fit to undertake a campaign activity that will gear towards the successful conduct of the forthcoming election,” indicating that with their slogan “your vote and prayer can make a different in Sierra Leone.”
He states that, “it is a moral rearmament programme sensitizing the populace, especially the young people about the crucial, critical and sensitive nature of the forthcoming election,” as their prayers will focus on asking God’s guidance in voting the God chosen person and also for a peaceful atmosphere for the electioneering process.”