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24-Year-Old Young Sierra Leonean Inventor Built Prosthetic Limbs Locally Using Plastics And Rubbers For Amputees

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.

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“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.

#Self-thought engineer

#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.

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Sallu Kamuskay

Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean activist, storyteller, and blogger. He was born in Sierra Leone but later relocated to Guinea as a refugee because of the war in his country. Sallu Kamuskay uses his phone to engage on social media, under the name ‘’Salone Messenger’. He Co-Founded the Salone Messenger platform after his experience of the war, Ebola, and injustices. According to him, silence was the root cause of war, and of many social injustices, we continue to face as a nation. In 2013, during the Ebola crisis, Sallu Kamuskay took the risk and volunteered to fight Ebola. He spent some months in both safe and unsafe places; helping the victims and telling their sad stories. The election in 2018, left a divided country with communities fighting on tribal lines. This inspired Sallu Kamuskay to serve as the coordinator of the United Sierra Leone peace concert, which was organized in 4 major parts of the country, targeting violent communities and troubled youth. Sallu Kamuskay led a group of entertainers, activists, and organizations across the country on a peace tour, a program supported by the European Union, United Sierra Leone, Africa Union, ECOWAS, and the Messeh Leone Trust. Sallu Kamuakay has also served as a staff writer for the Hidden Voices Magazine. Over the years, Sallu Kamuskay has been using his Techno phone to be able to tell stories, the phone he used to tell the story of Gbessay during Ebola who was admitted at one of the Ebola treatment centers after rumors that she had Ebola when the actual sickness was ulcer, she was almost abandoned at the treatment canter with no medication provided to her. She could have died. Sallu told the story via social media and was able to secure funding from the United Sierra Leone to buy her medication and advocated for her. She was later discharged and taken home, He did the same to a patient that died and was abandoned in the street, Sallu Kamuskay used his phone and shared the message across, the corps was later taken and buried. It could have been more disaster without his voice. The story of late America Stress 3-year-old daughter. The hero’s daughter was abandon after his father's death. He shared her sad story and was able to get a sister who has taken the child as her own and is currently providing her with educational support. The article of America Stress can be read on the link below Sallu Kamuskay feels the stories of Gbessay, America stress and that of many others need to be told. The media house we have cannot better tell these stories, they are better reporters than telling human interest stories. He created the Salone Messenger platform and brought together passionate storytellers to be able to tell these compelling stories.

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