The Institutional Engagement is part of the design for the Post-Secondary School Volunteers (Internship) Program to ensure it Successful Implementation. Effectively, the Bai Bureh Heritage Foundation Completed a fruitful Tour to both Government and Non-Governmental Institutions operating in Port Loko. The move was to provide an insight of the Initiative for Institutions to see the need and to Collectively empower Young People. In this Engagement, Letters of request were also distributed for Institutions to accept and accommodate our PSS-Volunteers as Interns in their respective Offices and Places of work. As a Foundation and the lead Organizers of the Program, we will like to inform the general public and all Applicants that, the Post-Secondary School Volunteers (Internship) Program is a welcome idea by many Organizations. The Initiative was viewed in a very broader Perspective and a Foundation to build Young People which is in line with the aims and objectives of majority of the Organizations we engaged. For that reason, they have assured us (Bai Bureh Heritage Foundation) to keenly give a thought and to engage at organizational level so that they can find possible ways of participating and contributing to this drive of empowering young people in Port Loko City.
In brief, the Post Secondary School Volunteers Internship Program is Career Development and Experience Program for young people who have sat to the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination- Wassce. Also, this is a Career Guidance Program that will provide the unique opportunity for outgoing Secondary School Students to acquire and develop skills and gain work experience while receiving exposure to a variety of Career fields before heading off to Colleagues and Universities. Despite the Initiative is yet to be funded, our Foundation will continue to explore the possibilities of Partnership and Collaboration to see to it that Young People are engage in the period of awaiting their results and we believe this will create a positive impact to the lives of many young people in Port Loko.
The pilot face Implementation and from the outcome of our engagement, the Bai Bureh Heritage Foundation will only accept Thirty (30) young people from various Secondary Schools in Port Loko City. The Program is Scheduled to Commence from the 15th September to the 30th November 2020 This is a Ten (10) Weeks Program in which the first Two (2) Weeks is allocated for Effective and Efficient Training of Volunteers and the rest of the Eight (8) Weeks is for the Internship session in which two Volunteers will be attached per Institution or Organization.
At this juncture, we want to express our sincere thanks and Appreciation to the Heads and Staff of the various Institutions for their Technical Guidance and Input and for the time accorded to us (Bai Bureh Heritage Foundation). The growth and development of any Nation Relies on the Attention it gives to its Children and Young People.