24 Year Old Young Sierra Leonean Built Prosthetic Limbs Locally Using Plastics And Rubbers For Amputees
A young Sierra Leonean inventor, Emmanuel Alieu Mansaray a 24-year-old self-taught Sierra Leonean inventor, engineer, renewable energy expert, and a student of the Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Geology who invented the first ‘solar-powered’ car made in Sierra Leone has taken on his official social media platform showing epic photos of his recent work of creating Prosthetic Limbs Locally Using Plastics And Rubbers For Amputees stating that the solution to Africa’s problem may not come from Europe or America, the solution should come from Africans themselves.
“The solution to Africa’s problem may not come from Europe or America. The solution to Africa’s problem will come from Africans ourselves.
Hello Sierra Leoneans I’m proud to announce to you all that I have created a prosthetic limbs locally using trash like plastics and rubbers for the amputees that’s easy to maintain, easy to repair and also affordable.
#Einstein of our generation
#imagination is everything”
During an interview with us Salone Messenger on why invented it he said
“Person with disabilities are more likely to experience extreme poverty in Sierra Leone than those with out a disability. Person with disabilities in Sierra Leone persistently face stigma, discrimination and barriers to accessing basic social services and economics opportunity. Today they face greater barriers about by the impact of the covid 19 pandemic. 80% of the disable people are not using friendly technology, this makes their movements restricted which limit them from learning skills, been employed, accessing learning centres like schools and colleges etc. Because they can’t able to move alone with out helping them some even have their children which took them around to beg around town and other places to beg for food and money for them to sustain daily. Sometimes this children cannot be educated because of assisting Most disable people are prone to bed sore because they can walk alone unless they support them. Just imagine if you don’t get any person to help you to walk around this will lead to rapid bed soreThis along with structural limitations and challenges also reinforced barriers for person with disabilities in accessing basic services such as education, health, public transportation and social safety nets Most disable are not opportune to false foot in Sierra Leone, the reason been is that they not available in Sierra Leone and they are very expensive to get in the Western world.” He said.