The United Nations family in Sierra Leone in collaboration with Care and the Female Musicians’ Association will be also joined tomorrow by Right To Play to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD).
According to Right To Play’s Communications Coordinator, Mohamed Sankoh, his organization would be adding spice to the commemoration with two radio discussion programmes: one in the capital Freetown and another in the northern headquarter town of Makeni.
Mr Sankoh disclosed that during these discussions, all the panelists who had been part of Right To Play’s sport and play activities would have the opportunity to tell their fellow women and girls how Right To Play had helped then learn “leadership skills and assertive communication on HIV and AIDS issues through our sport and play programmes”.
He noted that, “our sport and play programmes are also used to educate and mobilize communities around national health and disease prevention priorities, including HIV and AIDS, malaria and immunization.” This will not be the first time Right To Play will be engaged in such commemorations. “Last year, with our partners and Government line ministries my organization commemorated the Day of the African Child, the Global Peace Games and the World AIDS Day in our project locations in Kono, Bo, Makeni, and Freetown,” disclosed Right To Play’s Communications Coordinator.