“The world has a lot to learn from Sierra Leone”… Libby Hoffman
The president of Fambul Tok International says there are a lot of good things the whole world would learn from Sierra Leone, a country once torn apart by civil war for eleven years.
Libby Hoffman (in photo) made the remarks as she addressed hundreds of people from all over the country in Bomaru town, Kailahun district Wednesday March 23rd 2011 to mark the 20th anniversary of the war that devastated the whole Sierra Leone.
It also marked the launch of the ‘Win na wan fambul” campaign in the country.
Addressing her audience, Hoffman said if reconciliation is to hold the people, especially those that suffered in their various communities should be a part of the reconciliation process.
“Nobody has to come from outside to tell Sierra Leoneans what to do because Sierra Leoneans already know their problems and have unique ways of solving them” Libby said.
She went on ‘ communities have answers to their problems and what comes to mind for those that hear the good things from Sierra Leone is how they could emulate or learn from a country that was devastated by war but has a rich tradition/culture to reconcile with one another”
The President disclosed that it was very difficult for communities to reconcile, adding that the Executive Director of Fambul Tok International, John Caulker was faced with a lot of challenges when he introduced the concept of community reconciliation for the very first time in the history of the country. She went on to state that she partnered with Caulker to ensure community reconciliation.
Libby disclosed that the launching of ‘Wi na wan fambul’ campaign in the country is to ensure a non violent election come 2012 and beyond.
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