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Hull-Freetown Cities End Freedom Week

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Hull-Freetown Cities End Freedom Week


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The first day of the celebration which took place at the British Council Hall in Freetown, was focused on educating the audience on how to succeed in the creative sector in Sierra Leone. The event further gave participants who intend be entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet, interact and learn from those who were already successful in the field. The successful Entrepreneurs who were present at the occasion to share their ideas with others included but not limited to; Tom Bellerby, Creative Director, Hull Truck UK, Jenneh Amara Bagali, Fashion Designer, Swank Couture, and more.

Monday 23rd October saw a Multi-Media exhibition which took a look at the event and activities in the twin cities as well as celebrating the Hull’s award of UK City of 2017. The event also looked at exploring the environmental impacts on the two cities through film, art and discussion.  As the Hull-Freetown ‘Freedom Week’ continues, the British Council together with the Freetown City Council facilitated an interactive environmental forum that assembled experienced panelists that are knowledgeable about the Sierra Leone’s environment.

The British Council Country Director, Simon Ingram-Hill while addressing participants at the National Museum, began by thanking all for leaving their busy schedules to attend the exhibition ceremony which marks the climax of the ten days long activity. He went on to say that; exhibition was aimed at educating the masses through words, images and music to open their eyes to the fight against modern day slavery.  He therefore called on all to give their fullest participation to the success of the exhibition so as to help end modern slavery in the country. He called on several speakers to give talks on what they think of modern slavery as well as giving the roles they had played to end child trafficking and modern slavery. Speeches were made by the Ministry of Social Welfare Gender and Children’s Affairs, the Sierra Leone Police, the Freetown City Council, and more. All speeches were directed towards strategies to be put in place in order to help end child trafficking and modern day slavery in Sierra Leone.

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