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23 year old fulfilled childhood dream, becomes a lawyer

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At just 23 years old, Alpha Amadu Bah, a young Sierra Leonean, had already accomplished what many could only dream of. He had fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a lawyer by passing the bar exams in Sierra Leone, a feat that seemed impossible for someone his age in his country.

Growing up in Sierra Leone, Alpha had always been fascinated by the power of the law and its ability to bring justice to those who needed it most. He would spend hours reading books on legal cases and watching courtroom dramas on television, dreaming of one day standing in front of a judge, defending the innocent and fighting for justice.

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Taking to his Facebook, Alpha noted that becoming a lawyer has been his childhood dream “Something I had always dreamed about growing up.”

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“Alhamdulillah, yesterday, I passed the Bar Exams. Something I had always dreamed about growing up.

This achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the invaluable contributions of so many people.

I want to use this opportunity to thank my sponsors, my family, mentors, friends, and well-wishers for all their support and encouragement over the years.

Thank you for shaping me into the man I have become.

Alpha Amadu Bah holds a First Class, Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree with Honours, from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. He is a child and youth rights activist, Human Rights Activist, MUNer, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Ambassador, a Global Peace Ambassador and a member of several youth organizations within and outside Sierra Leone.

Alpha Amadu Bah is a past pupil of the St. Francis Secondary School in Makeni and the Bishop Johnson Memorial School in Freetown.  At Bishop Johnson Memorial School, he was named Head Boy in the 2015/2016 academic year.

Alpha Amadu Bah is the Founder and President of African Children’s Network (ACNet), the Director of Sport for Empowerment Foundation (Sierra Leone), Co-founder and Secretary General of Legal Platform and a Co-Founder and the current Director of Policy and Legal Affairs of the National Mooting Council. He has represented Sierra Leone at several platforms, nationally and internationally including the Mano River Summit on Child Protection in 2015, the African Children’s Forum in Niamey, Republic of Niger 2018, AYEE summit in Monrovia Liberia 2018 among others. He was the Legal Adviser of the Sierra Leone Debating Council (Fourah Bay College Chapter in 2020 and 2021). He was the President of the General Muslim Congress in the 1st National Islamic Youth Leadership Summit in Sierra Leone organised by the National Union of Muslim Students (NUMS) in 2021 and Co-hosted the 1st National Youth Leadership Summit on Mental Health organised by Goodwill Humanitarian Foundation and National Islamic Youth Leadership Summit in 2022. He was the District Youth Representative for the Bombali District in the UN75 program, marking the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. He is an outstanding public speaker and one of the finest young leaders in Sierra Leone.

Alpha Amadu Bah was the pioneer and presenter of the ‘Choice Pikin Hour’ Radio Talks how at Choice Radio from 2017 to 2020, and was a presenter for the Wan Teen Biz Show on AYV TV in 2015 which aimed to shed light on issues affecting children in Sierra Leone.

Alpha Amadu Bah is a recipient of several awards. To name a few: He was Best Oralist in the Edmond Labib Michael Inter-Collegiate Moot Court Competition 2021, Best Oralist Nasiru Deen Tejan-Cole Moot Court Competition 2020, He was given a Special Recognition Award at the National Child Development Awards 2017 for excellent service to the children of Sierra Leone; at the Initiative for International Model United Nations (IIMUN) Conference in 2019 he won the Overall Best Delegate Award, Committee Best Delegate Award, and he was Committee Best Position Paper Writer.

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Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean communication strategist, fixer, blogger, youth organiser, event manager, spokesperson, and public relations expert. His work has been regularly referenced and published by national and international media and public policy institutions. Sallu Kamuskay was a child during the brutal war in Sierra Leone. Growing up in the midst of conflict, Sallu witnessed unimaginable abuse of children and gross violations of human rights. The horrors he witnessed during the Civil War had a terrible impact on him at a very tender age. But despite the shock of the war, Sallu never lost hope. He started on a journey of recovery, studying, and working for a better future. At age 15, Sallu entered into the world of activism and advocacy. Sallu Kamuskay was the Vice President of the Young Leaders Organisation, a member of the National Youth Council. The Young Leaders is one of the oldest youth-led organisations in West Africa. 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