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35. Repatriating to Sierra Leone with Yasmine Bilkis Ibrahim


 

Episode 35:


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.

Connect with Yasmine

Facebook: Mina Bilkis (www.facebook.com/minabilkis)

Twitter: @minabilkis (www.twitter.com/minabilkis)

Instagram: @minabilkis (www.instagram.com/minabilkis)

LinkedIn: Yasmine Bilkis Ibrahim (https://www.linkedin.com/in/minabilkis/)

Website: www.minabilkis.com





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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Christine Job-Creator & Host

Zachary Higgs-Theme Music



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Christine Job
Christine Job

Originally from Atlanta, Christine Job is an award-winning podcaster and Business Strategist. She is currently based in Spain.

As a business strategist, Christine helps Black women and WOC to leverage their expertise & talents into viable & sustainable businesses, businesses that make her clients professionally fulfilled and financially abundant while pursuing thriving lives abroad.

Want to be a guest on the show? I'm so glad that you resonate with “Flourish In The Foreign” and that you'd like to share your story! Please fill out the this form and if I think it will be a good fit, I'll be in touch shortly to set-up a chat.

Originally from Atlanta, Christine Job is an award-winning podcaster and Business Strategist. She is currently based in Spain.

As a business strategist, Christine helps Black women and WOC to leverage their expertise & talents into viable & sustainable businesses, businesses that make her clients professionally fulfilled and financially abundant while pursuing thriving lives abroad.

Want to be a guest on the show? I'm so glad that you resonate with “Flourish In The Foreign” and that you'd like to share your story! Please fill out the this form and if I think it will be a good fit, I'll be in touch shortly to set-up a chat.