Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Joe AD Alie Lectures Americans

Senor lecturer at Fourah Bay College, Dr. Joe Alie Friday lectured 16 American students on Sierra Leone's history, culture, heritage, customs and tradition during and after colonial period.

He also touched on the consequences of the rebel war.

The programme was organized by the Society for Democratic Initiative in partnership with Global Youth Partnership for Africa at the St. Edwards Secondary School, Freetown.

Speaking on the theme: 'The role of youths in post conflict in Sierra Leone', Dr Alie said Sierra Leone played a pivotal role during the colonial period as it was used as a base for repatriated slaves from Britain. "It was the melting port for all the slaves who were taken from the coast of Africa". He said the country had gone through difficulties but that things were getting better. The Dean of the Arts faculty said Sierra Leone has a beautiful environment, which students would use to explore. Programme Coordinator of Global Youth Partnership for Africa, Carrie Stefansky extended her appreciation to the Society for Democratic Initiative for organizing the lecture, saying it would enable them to interface with Sierra Leonean students. She said they were interested to learn more about the country. "We will continue with this venture. We have seen a lot of potential in the youths of this country and we will serve as Goodwill Ambassadors in order to sell Sierra Leone," she said.

Source: allAfrica.com: Sierra Leone: Joe AD Alie Lectures Americans (Page 1 of 1)