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Chernor Bah
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Chernor Bah knows the three countries at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak pretty well. He was born in Sierra Leone, has been a refugee in Guinea and worked in Liberia for two years. He is a global youth advocate, education campaigner and a girl champion. He is a co-founder of the Salone Adolescent Girls Network.

Follow him on Twitter @Cee_Bah.

Entries by Chernor Bah

It's Young Girls and Women on the Front Lines of the Ebola Crisis

(2) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 12:13 PM

As in most emergencies, girls in Sierra Leone serve as primary care givers and providers in their families. They are at the frontline of the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak but invisible in the national response -- receiving little or no protection, recognition or support. Youth programs, government policy...

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How Boko Haram Loses

(2) Comments | Posted June 14, 2014 | 7:08 PM

The Nigerian terror group Boko Haram could have chosen many things to wage war on. They chose education. In particular, girls' education. Terrorists of all stripes -- from the Taliban of Pakistan to Boko Haram in Nigeria understand that they only prevail when they keep girls out of school. Young...

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Education Cannot Wait for the Children of Syria

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 4:18 PM

Last September, a small group of young campaigners came together to launch the Youth Education Crisis Committee. We stood up with Malala Yousafszai, Ahmad Alhendawi, and Ashwini Angadi to launch a group with a simple mission: to bring the world's attention to the millions of children around the world left...

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Malala's Power

(1) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 12:24 PM

Education advocates across the world are celebrating Malala Yousafzai's worldwide recognition. She has turned the horrible attack she suffered in the hands of the Taliban into an opportunity to raise her voice to educate girls everywhere. Such is the following Malala has inspired that many -- myself included -- were...

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Young People on the March for Education

(4) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 10:00 AM

People used to believe that young people didn't care about much. Youth had few opportunities to correct this misconception as they were offered little involvement in shaping decisions that affected their lives. That's so yesterday! Today's youths are more connected, more aware and more engaged than we probably ever have...

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