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Sierra Leonean author projects African words with English alphabet

– – Vickie Remoe is a Sierra Leonean, journalist and activist who recently decided to launch a project to project African words with the English Alphabet. Inspired by her son, she launched a book this year called ‘Adama Loves Akara’. Remoe explained recently that she “bought my son’s first reader the same day I bought his first pair of pampers. It wasn’t until we started to actively focus on developing his phoneme awareness that I noticed the absence of African culture in the early readers.” She added that “Everything from…

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Sierra Leonean TV host releases kids book ‘Adama Loves Akara’

– – Adama Loves Akara is a new children’s book from Sierra Leonean TV host Vickie Remoe that encourages early reading, family time, and multiculturalism. Illustrated by Luseni Kallon, the book was inspired by Remoe’s son, who exclaimed at age three that his early reader Bob Books “did not make sense”. Remoe says that the books she was using to teach Olu, though useful for phonics, did not represent African culture. Therefore, she set out to write a series that would teach early literacy skills and center her culture. “I…

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Sierra Leone: Vickie Remoe is Girl Ambassador for Save the Children

– – Save the Children Sierra Leone launches National Girls Week 2020 by introducing Girl Ambassador, Vickie Remoe, Girls advocate, entrepreneur, TV host, and multimedia storyteller. Vickie has made it her life’s work to use her platform to raise awareness on issues affecting girls and women with the goal of igniting social change.  Seeing Sierra Leone as the “next frontier”, Vickie believes that women and girls have a critical role to play in nation-building and feels that the country needs to be ready “to  take on opportunities that the world is going…

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“I am not a sex object”: Female entrepreneur speaks out

A female entrepreneur from Sierra Leone, Vickie Remoe has shared her story of how she continues to suffer sexual harassment in the hands of some men. Remoe is one of the leading female voices in Sierra Leone who speaks against cultural practices subjecting women to ridicule in her country. Besides building a vibrant communication business, Remoe also makes it her duty to take on politicians in Sierra Leone for failing to deliver. In a blog post, Remoe said on several occasions, some men she encountered engage in sexism behaviours towards…

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