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28-Year-Old Self-Taught Entrepreneur Turned Spoons Into Electricity, Built A Windmill

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28-Year-Old Self-Taught Entrepreneur Turned Spoons Into Electricity, Built A Windmill
28-Year-Old Self-Taught Entrepreneur Turned Spoons Into Electricity, Built A Windmill

In Sierra Leone, 28-Year-Old Self-Taught Entrepreneur Turned Spoons Into Electricity, Built A Windmill

Mohamed A Kamara, 28-year-old self taught entrepreneur from Sierra Leonean Turned Spoons Into Electricity, Built A Windmill  to power rural communities in the North of Sierra Leone. Mohamed  talks about his invention, the opportunities and challenges of building, and how his ideas is helping change rural communities in Sierra Leone

28-Year-Old Self-Taught Entrepreneur Turned Spoons Into Electricity, Built A Windmill

Born in Portloko, Mohamed A Kamara is a 28 years old Sierra Leonean self taught entrepreneur, Award-Winner: Leader of Leaders of the Young African Leadership Initiative Programme Accra Ghana, a Tony Elumelu Foundation-GIZ Entrepreneur, an award winning International Finance Cooperation(IFC), International Youth Foundation(IYF).2017 United National Development Programme(UNDP) Youth Innovator of the year and celebrated as one of the Under 30 CEO’s in the Republic of Sierra Leone, that is converting waste to treasure.

Mohamed A Kamara attended the Wesleyan Church of Sierra Leone primary school where he was the former head boy during his days,He scored 350 in the NPSE exams, He holds a BSc. Honors in Physics and  awaiting graduation  for his Masters of Philosophy in Energy Studies, Mohamed is also studying entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Masterscard university

Like many young people, life was difficult for Mohamed, The 10 years long decade civil war  had a terrible negative impact on his life. His parents  couldn’t afford to pay his school fees, He was however lucky to attend the best and only charity school in the country EDUCAID,

Mohamed A Kamara  is a 2019 Life By Design Innovator of the year. Mohamed is personate about making electricity accessible and affordable for everybody, especially the far reached and deprived communities through which  empower youths and women with the focused-on Energy and Entrepreneurship Development, He is having wealth of experience in fabricating and designing small scale renewable Energy systems. Mahamed  Research alternative ways to provide electricity for less privilege Sierra Leoneans using recycling material. His passion is in developing, designing and fabricating small scale renewable energy system built from recycling material to provide electricity for the less privileged to have access to lasting and sustainable electricity.  “I have worked and launched Lili antennae and other innovation that gives me the greatest satisfaction that people are benefiting from my work,I am happy that my innovation is transforming the lives of others.” Mohamed told us during an interview with Salone Messenger.

28-Year-Old Self-Taught Entrepreneur Turned Spoons Into Electricity, Built A Windmill

Sallu Kamuskay

What do you do in your line of work?

Mohamed A Kamara

“I am an Entrepruiner that is using Creativity and Innovation to solve social problems over the years I have develop Innovations that have benefited over five thousand sierra leoneans

For example

Lili Antennae we built from empty can drinks and other waste have sold over one thousand unit and is transforming the lives of Sierra Leoneans

My Other innovation Incude Foot operated hand washing system that help greatly during Covid-19 to prevent the spread of corona

I have developed renewable energy solutions such as Hydro generator that have been installed across Rural communities and is transforming the lives of ordinary sierra leoneans

My innovation also include a Windmill build from scraps and now transforming the lives of people in rural communities”

Sallu Kamuskay

 

You are into entrepreneurship and Innovation? What would you say enable you to set up this initiative?

Mohamed A Kamara

“I am a Problem Solver,I see myself as somebody that can think and bring things to life,I always watch in using easy and cheap approach to solve prolems

I  started my initiative because I want to contribute in building a better world using my creativity to help in building a better world”

Sallu Kamuskay

Tell us about the services you offer and where are your operation areas?

Mohamed A Kamara

“over the years I have Installed my innovation that involve converting  waste to treasure across Sierra Leone,you will see Lili antennae installted in homes and people are happy to always use it

Recycling Waste to Energy are installed in small and isolated communities in the Norther part of sierra Leone such as Fonima,Kasafoni etc “

Sallu Kamuskay

 

How many people have you employed and what are their age limits?

Mohamed A Kamara

“Through the sales and installation of my innovation we have over ten people employed and it transforming the lives of ten thousand beneficiaries. We have sales agent across Sierra Leone”

Sallu Kamuskay

What was your greatest inspiration to embark on your entrepreneurship and innovation journey or what prompted you?

Mohamed A Kamara

“I am inspired by challenges and embarking on thinking and Do to help solve problems.i want to use my creativity to help other”

Sallu Kamuskay

 

Before you embarked on this journey , where have you worked before and what position did you hold?

Mohamed A Kamara

“I have not worked for anybody I am a Born entrepreneur and I don’t expect to work for anybody but continue using my creativity and innovation to bring innovation to life.”

Sallu Kamuskay

Reflecting on your childhood or early youthful age, what was/were the difficult things you did to survive, acquire education or any of your dream?

Mohamed A Kamara

“I lost my Daddy to the Ebola outbreak and my sister I lost during the Colera Outbreeak,I don’t have the oppourtunites like other kids,I go to schools without shoe or food but that didn’t limit me,in my early childwood day I powered our family home using old batteries and other waste.”

Sallu Kamuskay

Does your Intiative work in anyway compliment the efforts of any of the 17 sustainable development goals? If yes, tell us how.

Answer:Yes we tackling almost half of the seventeen SDGs

“Energy access

Zero Poverty

Zero Hunger

Climate Change

Innovation and industrilation  etc”

Sallu Kamuskay

What are you currently working on that is your biggest project or what are you worked on that has been your greatest project?

Mohamed A Kamara

“I have worked and launched Lili antennae and other innovation that gives me the greatest satisfaction that people are benefiting from my work,I am happy that my innovation is transforming the lives of others.”

Sallu Kamuskay

How can you be reach? Your social media platforms and website ?

Mohamed A Kamara

Answer:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mohamedakamara/

 

 

Sallu Kamuskay

What do you do for fun?

Mohamed A Kamara

Answer: Eating,Walking and clubbing

Sallu Kamuskay

What would be your message to Sierra Leoneans?

Mohamed A Kamara

“Think and become a problem solver instead of complaining about Excuses”

 

 

 

 

 

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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 http://ayvnewspaper.com/index.php/k2-categories/item/7350-america-stress-a-hero-to-recognize.
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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