Yasmine is an educator, activist, feminist and social entrepreneur. As an embodiment of all four, she believes in nurturing and stimulating young minds and that no act of change is small, and that everyone has a part to play to change their community to make it better.
She runs a consultancy and language service business called Mina Bilkis. She is also a blogger, photographer, public speaker, and facilitator.
Yasmine serves as Founding Director of a community-based organization that is a safe space for adolescent girls called Girl Up Vine Club Sierra Leone (Girl Up). As a problem solver, her social business that produces Shea butter-based products for body and skin called Ori from Sierra Leone was born to support the projects at Girl Up.
She is passionate about Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR), digital rights, feminism, youth empowerment, and writing. She loves all things digital and she is also a content creator and podcaster. She co-hosts the podcast Y Square Pod which discusses living and working in Sierra Leone through a millennial lens.
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In This Episode We Cover:
Repatriation to Africa (Sierra Leone)
Cost of Living in Freetown, Sierra Leone
The Political Climate of Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone’s Response to COVID-19
How to Start a Business in Sierra Leone
Dating in Sierra Leone
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