The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) will join the European Union in Sierra Leone (and partners) in the annual EU Beach Clean-up event on Saturday 16 October 2021 at 8:00am -11:00am at the Aberdeen Lumley Beach, Freetown.
This is part of SLAJ’s contribution toward collective efforts to protect our environment and raise awareness for the protection of the ocean from plastic litter as the main drivers of the depletion of marine biodiversity and climate change issues.
SLAJ President, Ahmed Sahid Nasralla, says the media has a moral obligation to support worthy courses, and the environment is key.
“The media plays a crucial role in raising awareness about climate change issues, mobilising action, tracking policy implementation, and leading advocacy efforts towards the responsible treatment of the environment,” says Nasralla.
SLAJ is also investing in the planting of trees through the FCC’s tree planting project #FreeTownTheTreeTown campaign.
Meanwhile, SLAJ is calling its members to volunteer by joining the National Executive at the Lumley beach on Saturday. Please put on your SLAJ Golden Jubilee T-shirt, cap, or the SLAJ visibility jacket. Let’s meet opposite Atlantic Lumley Hotel.
And don’t forget your FACE MASK!
Photo: SLAJ members at the EU Clean-up 2020