Our mandate is enhanced by identifying important examples of Sierra Leone’s heritage that can be understood, appreciated, shared, enjoyed and studied by current and future generations.
Heritage education evolved but for Sierra Leone’s case has not matured over the years creating huge heritage neglect. Among the factors responsible for such state of affairs, is the largely uninformed public on heritage preservation, promotion and management matters for sustainable tourism development and economic diversification.
The Commission in a bid to lay a sustained cultural path for a revival unveils the Idea “Salone Kontri Pot” in a virtual series of the maiden Heritage Education Activation Programme (HEAP).
Using the “Kontri Pot” to anchor the Heritage Education Activation Programme has unique and diverse heritage associations that appreciate collective heritage memory within and outside Sierra Leone. As a sector, we are fully aware of the manifest functions cultural communication plays in fostering cultural diversity, exchange, solidarity and sustainable development.
Culture is integral in the targets prescribed in the Sustainable Development Goals.
The heritage education activation programme (HEAP) seeks to close the gap in cultural education and acceptance in Sierra Leone and model a new era in the discourse of our cultural legacy. Thus, moving culture in Sierra Leone from the passive to the active.
Why a Salon Kontri Pot Programme
To unlock the full potential of Culture as a central component of international relations.
A medium (Salon Kontri Pot) to project your cultural identity, values and heritage within the host nation of Sierra Leone to facilitate learning and exchanges.
With a sustained working partnership with the Diplomatic Missions in Sierra Leone through “Salon Kontri Pot”, locals will familiarize with the heritage and tourism sector of the sister nations.
Valuing the diverse heritage as an element of how we perceive ourselves and negotiate our biases through sustained multi-cultural education is critical in the achievement of sustainable development globally.