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As months leading to Sierra Leone’s Presidential and parliamentary elections unfold, YAEDASL held a Student Voter Sensitization and no violence campaign across schools in the capital Freetown aimed at informing student voters especially first-time voters the need to exercise their franchise and to avoid voting along tribal, party, religious lines. Instead, vote on policies embedded in the manifestos of presidential candidate along with proven records of accomplishment championing developmental projects in the country. Students were also advised to resist been used as weapons for inciting violence before, during and after elections. Schools visited were namely Prince Of Wales School, Saint Edwards Secondary School, Albert Academy Secondary School, Boys High School kissy, Ahmadiya Muslim Secondary school, Collegiate Senior secondary school, HI lance International school, Sierra Leone Muslim Congress, Government Model senior secondary school, Government Rokel Senior secondary school and more. Campaign sessions were interactive as student made laudable efforts aimed at understanding the idea of elections in a country. Some of the campaign messages where

  • Vote wisely

  • Choose a better future by voting wisely

  • To make democracy work we must be a nation of participants not simply observers.

  • One who does not vote most not complain.

  • Don’t just vote know whom you voting.