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BlueCrest University Awards Grant Course Scholarship For A Teen Who Built Imagination Solar Powered Car From Trash To Study Certificate Computer Fundamentals Course

Emmanual Alie Mansary who invented the Solar Powered Car visited BlueCrest College to share his Invention Journey. BlueCrest College Management is pleased to Grant Course Scholarship for Mr.Emmanuel Alie Mansary to study Certificate Computer Fundamentals Course at BlueCrest College Sierra Leone.

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Imagine building a running car made from scraps and trash. That is what Emmanuel Alie Mansaray—a college student from Sierra Leone—did. Further Africa reported that the university student came up with the idea of building a solar-powered car made from trash and scraps he picked up over time. Further Africa also reported that the project took Mansaray three years to complete, but he now regularly drives the car around town.

Struggling to get money to pay his fees at the Fourah Bay College, self-taught Sierra Leonean inventor, and engineer, Emmanuel Alieu Mansaray has completed his journey to build Sierra Leone’s first solar-powered car, he named “The imagination Solar Car’. He collected most of what he used to build the solar-powered car from trash and saved LE 10,000,000 (US$1,000) for the past three years from the little money his family gave him for lunch because he could not get support from many people he met and shared the ideas with. He used the money to buy Solar, headlight, traffic light, horn, cable, switch, mirror, and pack-light to invent the solar-powered car. Coming from a poor background, he made friends with some people who worked at the scrapyards at Hastings and Upgun where he visited after lectures to beg for scraps and collected the rest from the trash bin. He wanted to find out how he could be part of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals focusing on ‘clean energy’ by inventing the solar-powered car like his ‘’imagination solar car’’ using solar-power for transportation that will make way for a cleaner atmosphere, thereby reducing the risk of dangerous gaseous emissions that have led to the death of thousands of people around the world.

Self Taught innovator Emmanuel Allieu Mansaray pictured at his house working

Emmanuel Alieu Mansaray is 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. attained his high school certificate from the Methodist Boys High School, Freetown. He invented the first ‘solar-powered’ car made in Sierra Leone. His passion for the environment and to solve social issues affecting his community led him to invent the solar-powered car. He called the car “The imagination Solar Car’.

24-year-old Emmanuel Alieu Mansaray joined a few young African innovators from Ghana, Kenya, Botswana, and Nigeria that have invented a Solar Powered car.

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‘Imagination Solar Car’ is Sierra Leone’s first locally made solar-powered car built from trash. It’s an Eco-friendly car, which does not use any fossil fuel to power it. The body of the car is built with bamboo (cane stick). This car can cover a distance of 15km per hour on a tarred road.


The ‘Imagination Solar Car’ has a large solar panel at the top of it which powers the engine and also acts as its canopy. The car has a self-made engine which is different from all other cars with three gears attached to it for both back and front movement. It has a left and right traffic light, a horn, four headlights, and an accurate brake system. It has two doors and two mirrors attached to its left and right flanks. The Imagination car was built as a result of the knack to invent creative technology in solving social problems in his community and country as a whole. So, he decided to create the ‘Imagination Solar Car’ to reduce the risk of contracting incommunicable and respiratory diseases like lung cancer, asthma, etc. caused by inhaling hazardous fumes emitted by cars using other types of fuel (fossil, gaseous and liquid).


In 2018, the number of chronic lower respiratory diseases (including asthma) deaths in the world is 159,486 and respiratory diseases ranked the 4th Cause of death in the world. Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2018) via CDC WONDER.

Goal 7 of the Sustainable Development Goals talks about ‘Clean Energy’ and having a solar car like his ‘Imagination Car’ using solar power for transportation will make way for a cleaner atmosphere, thereby reducing the risk of dangerous gaseous emissions that have led to the death of thousands of people around the world.

solar-powered car is pollution-free, and it operates by converting sunlight into electrical energy using photovoltaic cells. Therefore, it does not produce harmful or hazardous emissions. Since solar energy is a renewable source, the sunlight that is used to power this car today will still be there tomorrow, and will continue to shine for years to come and so does the ‘Imagination Solar Car’.



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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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