Scientology Network’s VOICES FOR HUMANITY, the weekly series presenting heroic change makers from a variety of faiths, cultures and nations, working to uplift their communities, announces a new episode featuring the work of human rights activist Nfamara Jawneh on December 18, 2019.
VOICES FOR HUMANITY airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Scientology Network.
For over two decades, the people of The Gambia suffered under a brutal dictatorship. In the year 2000, government soldiers fired live ammunition into a crowd of student protestors, ending a dozen young lives. Thereafter, Nfamara Jawneh took it upon himself to spread the message of human rights, a campaign now credited with helping usher in a new era of democracy in the country.
Nfamara Jawneh was born in a remote village in The Gambia with no access to formal education. When, at the age of 11, the first Western school in the area opened, he immediately volunteered to attend. Excelling in his studies, he was awarded a scholarship to study journalism in Germany. While still in school, Nfamara founded a human rights organization called “Beakanyang” (“Equality for All”). Despite risks of reprisals from The Gambia’s notorious dictatorship, in 2015 at the United Nations he courageously delivered a speech calling for human rights on behalf of his countrymen. Then, in 2016, seven political parties in The Gambia united to oust the dictator. Partnering with Youth for Human Rights, Nfamara continues to work tirelessly across The Gambia and internationally, training and educating tens of thousands of students on their human rights. Nfamara Jawneh currently serves as the president of the Young Journalists Association of The Gambia as well as continuing his community development and human rights work with Beakanyang.
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