Movement towards Education and Youth Empowerment - Sierra Leone (MEYE-SL) is a Community Based Organization established in August 2016 by a team of young Sierra Leonean professionals with its head office in Bo City, Southern Province, Sierra Leone. MEYE-SL has deep trust in the need to put Youth and children at the center of their own transformation, believing in the capacity of Youth and children to initiate and promote processes that can eliminate factors that inhibit their holistic development with the determination to work as a unit and to increase their self-reliance capacities. Movements towards Education and Youth Empowerment-Sierra Leone (MEYE-SL) has been established to help work with disadvantaged Youth and children in communities that need empowerment and self-reliance for themselves. This wish to release them from the claws of persistent poverty, unemployment, poor education, and violence (which could have related to the outbreak of the past eleven (11) years brutal civil war and the recent Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone). The organization works with underprivileged rural communities in response to poverty reduction, access to education, peace and security, entrepreneurship skills trainings and youth and women empowerment.
In 2017, MEYE-SL started operations in One (1) chiefdom in Bo District, in the southern part of Sierra Leone. Over the years, the organization expanded its operations in another chiefdom and communities in the Moyamba District. Until recently, the organization has been directly delivering services in the areas of school sponsorship, peacebuilding and security, and Youth empowerment (through entrepreneurship skills training with a strong bias towards women and children’s rights, human security and accountability)
Through peace promotion, educational support, social and economic approaches to poverty reduction, MEYE-SL has been working to address the peace, security and socio-economic issues of disadvantaged Youth, women and children in underprivileged rural communities within Sierra Leone. MEYE-SL’s work has been guided by previous national and global organizational strategies and specific thematic strategies in terms of service delivering.
We seek to promote the strengths and abilities of Youth and children by providing community-based services that will empower and enrich each to be self-reliant in facing societal challenges with competency, confidence and dignity.
Envision to have an empowered society in which Youth and children will realize their true potentials to be leaders and striving forces for our future generations and positively contribute to building their communities.
COMPASSION: We are for all Youth and children we serve as if they are our own, helping them to pursue positive choices and opportunities to thrive.
IMPACT: We better the lives of Youth and children and families by providing positive, inspiring programs that make a difference, now and in the future.
DIVERSITY: We embrace the differences of every Youth and child, families and communities we serve with an inclusive nature and diverse staff.
PERSEVERANCE: We commit to building the capacities of all Youth and children, regardless of circumstances, to overcome challenges and achieve success.
COLLABORATION: We rely on our staff, communities, supporters, founders and partner agencies to help shape all Youth and children.
RESPECT: We respect our beneficiaries and our operational communities at large, which is our heritage, and are determined to sustain them for the benefit of our future generations.
Peace and Security