Smart John has over 5 years of experience in community development, advocacy and lobbying skills, specifically focusing on women empowerment. He currently serves as the programme Manager at Movement towards Education and Youth Empowerment – Sierra Leone (MEYE-SL). He previously work as the project officer at Women on Mining and Extractives (WoME-SL) a national Non-Governmental Organization, a non-religious and non-partisan women led/owned organization that works to overcome the economic inequality, social exclusion and vulnerability of women, girls and youths living in mining communities in Sierra Leone. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Sociology from Njala University, Sierra Leone. His commitment towards youth, women and girls’ rights has helped him in working relentlessly and tirelessly in making the dream of every young person a reality wherein they can identify their potentials and work towards achieving their visions and make life better for themselves.