Asmaa James

Award Winning Journalist & Advocate


When I look back at my life growing up as a young girl and the challenges I faced. My story, which began in a small village in the southern provinces of Sierra Leone, has taken many turns to the city, Freetown. All those places, all the people and opportunities along the way have shaped me into the woman I am today.


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Pregnancy is an interesting but life-changing experience. Your life comes to a halt to embrace this new phase of life as a parent because it teaches you a different meaning of love and love and sacrifice. Thoughts of a growing fetus in you... Read More

Celebrating 172 years of excellence in education: this is an ode to an outstanding teacher.

I met Ms Antoinette Horton in 1997 when she came for teaching Practice at the Annie Walsh Memorial school. As students then we use to admire how young and beautiful she was. She was easily missed for a student. Ms Horton still embodies... Read More

With over 34 years of dedicated and uninterrupted years of teaching service to Sierra Leone. Let us celebrate Madam Ophelia Morrison for her leadership at the senior secondary school of my beloved alma mater.

Often we are oblivious to the people who contributed to grooming us to become who we are today. We become over-familiar with their inputs and neglect honouring them. One group that best describes this set of people are often teachers. 2021... Read More

Will Raising our boys right make gender equality more feasible?

Too many of our boys are invisible and forgotten. Each boy is important and in this race of life, nobody should be left behind. It is within this context that the first observance of “International Day of the Boy Child”,... Read More

Women’s rights are fundamental but needs the right approach to protecting them. – AYV News Reports on Black Tuesday in Kambia.

Click on the link below to watch the report made by AYV on Black Tuesday in Kambia VIDEO-2019-05-03-18-11-56... Read More

Asmaa James’ Narnia Daycare Experience

I made a surprise visit to Narnia Daycare career day programme. It was such fun to see all the kids in their colorful career outfits, looking very brisk and elegant. Seeing the kids in their different work attire gave me goosebumps. The... Read More

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