By Foday Moriba Conteh
In a remarkable display of innovation and commitment to youth empowerment, Africell Sierra Leone garnered praise from His Excellency, Vice President Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, during the official opening of the 2nd edition of the National Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Fair (NYEEF) on Monday, November 13th, 2023. The four-day event, organized by the Government of Sierra Leone through the Office of the Vice President, took place at the Bintumani Conference Centre in Freetown.
Africell, the leading Mobile Network Operator in Sierra Leone, showcased its digital prowess at NYEEF 2023, impressing attendees and dignitaries alike. The company’s exhibition featured cutting-edge products, including a 5G experience and PlayStation 5 competitions. Winners of the gaming competition were promised a prize of Ten Thousand New Leones (Le 10,000) as well as participants who do Afrimoney services were also given the opportunity to spin where they also won attractive prizes.
During the Vice President’s tour of Africell’s space, he experienced the company’s virtual reality offerings, adding an interactive element to the NYEEF experience.
In an exclusive interview, Shadi Gerjawi, the Managing Director of Africell Sierra Leone Limited, highlighted the significance of NYEEF as a bridge between employers and potential employees. He emphasized the importance of providing a platform for individuals to interact with employers, showcase their talents, submit resumes and establish direct contacts.
This marks Africell’s second consecutive participation in the NYEEF, with the company taking on a significant role as the lead sponsor in the previous edition.
Gerjawi expressed Africell’s pride in being part of the event and reiterated the company’s commitment to supporting educational initiatives for young people.
Africell’s booth at NYEEF offers attendees the opportunity to submit physical resumes or apply directly by scanning a QR code. The company provided valuable tips and guidance on crafting effective resumes for job applications.
Gerjawi emphasized that Africell seeks individuals with potential, aiming to provide them with the right knowledge for future success. The company, boasting one of the largest workforces in the country, with approximately 1000 direct staff, is dedicated to fostering talent and contributing to the professional development of Sierra Leone’s youth.