Asmaa James has been presented with one of the Most Outstanding Sierra Leoneans award for 2018 by Chozen Generation Sierra Leone.
Chozen Generation Sierra Leone is an award-winning youth advocacy and leadership development organization in Sierra Leone.
The award was given to Asmaa James in recognition of her objective journalism and for her robust campaign to end Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the country.
Ashley Fatoma a member of the organisation while giving the award said,”As the Station Manager of Radio Democracy, Asmaa has made sure that timely and important news are regularly relayed to the public’’.
“Good Morning Salone” has significantly contributed to bridging the gap of information in Sierra Leone. The program played an influential role in the 2018 elections. Asmaa also engages in advocacy and humanitarian work through her charity, the Asmaa James Foundation. AJF spearheaded the now acclaimed Black Tuesday Campaign that has turned the spotlight on evils of sexual and Gender-based Violence said Fatoma.
In her acceptance speech, Mrs. James said – “With humility, I receive this award and dedicate it to my selfless members of staff. It’s always a blessing to be honored for good work, especially from people you do not know”.
Since its inception, Chozen Generation Sierra Leone has created an avenue for young and emerging leaders like Asmaa James to hone their leadership skills and impact fellow youths based on the promotion of solid moral values and principles as a core requirement for effective leadership.