PJ Cole: Transforming Lives, Harnessing Talent – Africa’s Great Future

Tuesday 25 October, 5pm

As part of Black History Month, PJ Cole of Lifeline Nehemiah Projects will present a special Roscoe Lecture entitled Transforming Lives Harnessing Talent – Africa’s Great Future

PJ grew up in West Africa, displaced by the civil wars in Sierra Leone and Liberia. He came to the UK to study law in 2006, spending time supporting vulnerable young people. In 2012 he was asked by LifeLine Network International to restructure Lifeline Nehemiah Projects, the school and home for ex-child soldiers, established by his late father in Sierra Leone.

PJ is the Executive Director of Lifeline Nehemiah Projects, in Sierra Leone where he directs a safe-home, four schools, vocational skills programme and farming work. PJ and the LifeLine Nehemiah team of former child soldiers, war slaves and orphans are committed to rebuilding Sierra Leone. PJ is a One Young World Ambassador and Queen’s Young Leader.

Twitter: @mandewacole

About the Roscoe Lectures

For 20 years, Liverpool John Moores University has invited some of the country’s leading commentators to join staff, students and the people of Liverpool in discussing issues that matter to them. The Roscoe Lectures use research, humour and political insight to explore current, engaging topics.

For further information email Roscoelectures@ljmu.ac.uk or call 0151 231 3668

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