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Shekpendeh bags Voice Of Youth Sierra Leone award

Shekpendeh bags Voice Of Youth Sierra Leone award

On October 27 this year the Voice of Youth Sierra Leone (VOYSL), a voluntary Non Governmental Organization, held its  first Meritorious Award ceremony for the East-End part of Freetown at a jammed packed Hotel 5/10 complex at Kissy. (Photo: Award winner, Orbai Wurie (Shekpendeh) of Culture Radio)

In his opening remarks, the Country Director of the Voice of  Youth Sierra Leone, Mr. Philip Harding, stated that the organization’s major objective is to foster cordial relationships amongst Sierra Leonean youths.

He revealed that this year’s awards have been specifically designed for the youths in the East-End of Freetown from the Cotton Tree (in Central Freetown) to Waterloo.

He explained that the awards are very important and called on all youths to stay focused and desist from taking harmful drugs, involvement in crime, and violent activities.

The awards covered categories of all walks of life targeting individuals and organizations who have performed excellently in their fields of endeavour.

Bagging the award for Best Journalist for both print and electronic media was Mr. Orbai Wurie, popularly known as Shekpendeh, of Culture Radio FM104.4, beating Ms. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden of Awareness Times, Mr. David Tam Bayoh (Monologue) of Radio Citizen FM103.7, and Mr. Umaru Fofanah of the BBC and Editor of Politico Newspaper.

 Mr. Orbai Wurie was commended for his untiring and objective efforts in championing the cause of youths.

Receiving the award Mr. Wurie said he was highly honoured and humbled for the recognition. He stressed that this award has given him renewed zeal to continue his campaign for youth emancipation.

The Voice of Youth Sierra Leone (VOYSL) is headquartered at 534 Bai Bureh Road, Calaba Town, Freetown.

By Majestic Cole

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