The CEO of iLEAD, Alex Nallo Jr, said the selection process lasted for 21 days, by a panel of five youth development professionals. “These people were categorized based on four criteria: how many people they impact; how large are their network and audience are; how much they have shaped Sierra Leone and how much they are likely to shape Sierra Leone in the future,” said Mr. Nallo jr.
He added: “The group of 50 has been selected because they are at their prime, and are in the best position to positively influence the youth and therefore the future of Sierra Leone,” he continued.
These 50 Most Influential Young Sierra Leoneans will help promote and encourage the youth of Sierra Leone, thus giving them the determination and support they need to excel.
iLead is a high-impact social venture established with the vision to raise the next generation of Sierra Leonean leaders. They believe that if young people need to be given the necessary tools they need to be successful and self-sufficient.
Some of these tools include; helping young people have a smooth transition from college to securing employment, offering opportunities for youth to turn their passion into a business, creating platforms for networking, having access to business incubation and startup capital, and lastly training young people to give back to their communities through positive social actions.
The list of 50 Most Influential Young People in Sierra Leone includes people from all works of life; Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad.
The Awards Ceremony and Leadership Conference will be held on 1st June 2018 and all finalists will be officially communicated to after the press meeting tomorrow Friday, 11th May.