Prior to the Ebola outbreak, health education was already a fundamental component of Project1808, Inc’s annual Sustainability Innovation Camp. With the recent outbreak earlier this year, empowered Project1808 students proactively organized themselves to begin conducting community sensitization efforts. Thanks to the collaboration and partnership between Project1808, The Koinadugu District Council, the District Medical Officer and Project1808’s outstanding students, the Koinadugu District, especially the Kabala township received substantial sensitization information on the virus. Though considered the most under- developed district in the country, these commendable efforts played a pivotal role in helping Koinadugu District maintain its status as the only district in Sierra Leone yet to have reported cases of the virus for a remarkable 6 month period after the virus invaded the country.
These are the types of positive outcomes we want to continue to inspire in our beneficiaries because #SelfEmpowerment, #Youthdevelopment yields #innovation, #creativity and #communityDevelopment.
We are tremendously proud of our students and for all Project1808 supports who have been extremely instrumental in contributing to our efforts to empower the youth of Koinadugu District and Sierra Leone.