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Empowering Minds:
Celebrating Success at the C2C Computer Lab Graduation

C2C GRADUATES
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C2C graduate

In a heartening celebration of progress and empowerment, the C2C Computer Lab at Water Works, Kagbatama Road, Lungi Town, reached a significant milestone. Thirty-two bright adolescent boys and girls graduated from the Introduction to Computer and MS Word program, marking another successful step towards digital literacy in an area where such opportunities are rare.

Running such programs for free in remote villages presents a unique set of challenges. Imagine a place without electricity, let alone solar power. Picture communities where poverty weighs heavily on parents, and children face hurdles like long distances to travel and domestic responsibilities. In such circumstances, the journey to acquiring computer skills becomes an uphill battle. Yet, the team at C2C persevered, recognizing the transformative power of digital literacy.

The graduation ceremony was a vibrant affair, filled with joy, pride, and a sense of accomplishment. Families gathered to witness their children master skills they never had the chance to learn at that age. The smiles on the faces of the graduates illuminated the room, reflecting their newfound confidence and hope for the future.

Saffiatu Barrie, the Head of C2C at the Future Leaders Initiative SL, commended the dedication of both students and educators. In her address, she emphasized the importance of digital literacy in today's world, where technology plays a crucial role in every aspect of life. She spoke passionately about the transformative impact of the program, not just on the graduates but on the entire community.

Education sessions for parents about the importance of digital literacy further emphasized the holistic impact of the program. Parents, too, were eager to learn and understand how technology can open doors for their children, providing them with opportunities they never thought possible.

Computer education is not just a tool for the future; it's a necessity in today's workplaces. As industries evolve in the digital age, proficiency in technology becomes non-negotiable. The C2C Computer Lab understands this urgency and is committed to bridging the digital divide.

 

Looking ahead, the global goal of impacting 3,072 lives by 2030 remains a signal of hope. With 106 lives already touched since 2022, the momentum is building. None of this would have been possible without the resolute support of Professor Lucien Lombardo, whose belief in the initiative has been a driving force from day one.

As we celebrate the success of the C2C Computer Lab graduation, let us reaffirm our commitment to empowering minds and creating a brighter future for all. Together, we can continue to break barriers, defy expectations, and unlock the full potential of every child.

Event Recap: International Day to End Corporal Punishment of Children

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Date: April 29, 2024

Location: Sierra Leone

Theme: "The Rod or Children: Whom Should We Spare?"

 

Event Highlights:

 

-Attendance: Over 250 participants attended, including representatives from schools, community leaders, parents, and advocates, demonstrating a strong commitment to child rights.

- Drama Performance: Children2Children (C2C) participants delivered a poignant drama highlighting the importance of upholding children's dignity and rights, setting the stage for meaningful discussions.

- Key Speakers: Distinguished speakers, including Saffiatu Barrie, Ruth Nenneh Conteh, and Ibrahim S. Bangura, emphasized the urgency of ending corporal punishment and promoting positive parenting practices.

-Workshop Sessions: Participants engaged in insightful discussions on topics such as effective discipline strategies and community resilience against violence, emphasizing the need for multifaceted approaches.

Discussion Highlights:

- Strategies for promoting positive discipline and alternatives to corporal punishment were explored, emphasizing community-wide approaches and meaningful child participation in decision-making processes.

- Reflections on the dignity of children underscored the importance of creating environments where children feel valued and respected.

Reflections on the Theme:

The theme prompted critical reflection on the long-term implications of disciplinary choices, fostering dialogue on prioritizing children's well-being over punitive measures.

 

Conclusion:

The event served as a catalyst for collective action in ending corporal punishment and creating safe, respectful environments for children. The overwhelming turnout reflected the community's dedication to effecting positive change.

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Contact Information:

- Sierra Leone lines: +23299853572 / +23272061676 / +23233308452

- Email: futureleadersinitiative6@gmail.com

- Head of C2C: Saffiatu Barrie, barriesaffiatuflisl@gmail.com

- Founder and CEO: Ibrahim, ibrahimflisl6@gmail.com

- US and other countries contact: +1908310-1508

- Email Isle Polonko: IsleCPRTE@gmail.com

- Email Professor Lucien Lombardo: lombolunk@yahoo.com, lombolunk@gmail.com

 

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We extend our sincere appreciation to Professor Lucien Lombardo and our esteemed partners for their invaluable support in advancing child rights in Sierra Leone and beyond. Thank you for joining us in creating a brighter future for children worldwide.

Audience

Audience

Participant from the SLCU Closzet Sharing their Presentation

Participant from the SLCU Closzet Sharing their Presentation

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Evans Participants

Evans Participants

Participant from the St Augustine Primary Sharing their presentation

Participant from the St Augustine Primary Sharing their presentation

Participant from the United Brethren Academy Sharing their presentation

Participant from the United Brethren Academy Sharing their presentation

Saffiatu Barrie (Head of C2C)  & Event Chairperson

Saffiatu Barrie (Head of C2C) & Event Chairperson

Khadija Bangura

Khadija Bangura

Ruth Nenneh Conteh _ Executive Director

Ruth Nenneh Conteh _ Executive Director

Ibrahim S Bangura_ Founder and CEO

Ibrahim S Bangura_ Founder and CEO

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