Over 300 Students gathered at first ever SFL conference in Francophone Africa!
The past few months have been pretty busy with our Regional Conferences, and with large number of attendees. Last November was no exception. Over 300 students gathered at the French Institute of Burundi in Bujumbura, Burundi for the first ever Students For Liberty Conference we have ever held in Francophone Africa. Between November 22 & 23 that the conference held, students from Burundi, Rwanda and Congo were thrilled to learn about the ideas of freedom, entrepreneurship, innovation and social change and the role of young people in breaking the barriers of prosperity and opportunities in the Great Lakes region. Read more about the conference here
Great Lakes Leadership Forum Cohort 1
On November 24, 2017, 57 leaders from the Great Lakes region gathered in Bujumbura, Burundi, for the first phase of the Burundi, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo Leaders’ Forum. The forum was an opportunity for local coordinators and student leaders to discuss the essence of leadership, the basic principles of strategic planning, the importance of local fundraising for groups in the region. The leaders of SFL clubs in the region also presented their plans for 2018.
Uganda: New SFL Chapter & Leadership
On November 18, SFL group in Uganda launched a new chapter at the Fisheries Training Institute, Entebbe. Similarly, one of the country’s leaders, Mugabi John officially handed over to new set of leaders at Kisubi University.
Nigeria: National Summit On Drug Use & Policies:
Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Nigeria in partnership with Youthrise Network held a 2-day summit to train its chapter leaders on drug use and policies.
The summit was co-organized by its National Coordinator & ASFL West Africa Regional Director, Moronfolu Adeniyi. The summit addressed the punitive approach of the government drug policy with the slogan “War on Drugs” which is retrogressive and has adverse social, economic, and political implications on the society. Discussions at the summit also revolve around the categories of drug use, vulnerability, and protective factors and how poverty intensifies drug abuse, and media portrayal. The event was also an avenue to draw up implementable action plans for SSDP activities across the country.