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Reading: From Sierra Leone to the U.S. Army: The Story of Polo Man
Reading: From Sierra Leone to the U.S. Army: The Story of Polo Man

From Sierra Leone to the U.S. Army: The Story of Polo Man

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From Sierra Leone to the U.S. Army: The Story of Polo Man
From Sierra Leone to the U.S. Army: The Story of Polo Man

Today, we celebrate Polo Man, a hardworking and ambitious young Sierra Leonean who showed tremendous courage by enlisting in the United States Army last year. His dedication to serve his adopted country is a testament to his patriotism and commitment to the global community

We offer our sincere wishes for Polo Man’s success and safety as he embarks on this challenging and demanding journey. His hardworking and ambitious nature will no doubt serve him well as he carries out his duties with honor and distinction

We pray that God will guide and protect Polo Man throughout his service, providing him with the courage and strength he needs. We also hope for his safe return to his loved ones when his selfless and noble mission is complete

We are grateful for Polo Man’s service to the United States, and for his contributions to the global community. We offer him our heartfelt congratulations on this exciting and important new chapter in his life, and we wish him a successful and fulfilling journey as he serves our country selflessly

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Festus Conteh is an international youth that functions conveniently in all forms of writing including article writing, news, script, content writing, constitution and project/proposal writing. Writing is fun to Festus and has brought fame and recognition in his clime. In 2019, he was awarded best upcoming writer in an online writing completion that was organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Authors (ASLA). After his impactful contribution to national development and cohesion through writing, he was nominated for the African Genius Award for the Best Writer in Africa Award Category an award he lost to one of the greatest African Writers - Chinua Achebe. In 2022, Festus was one of the applicants to the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) as Vice Chairperson (Policy and Advocacy) a process that met imperil feedback. As a freelancer, Festus has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and media houses and his articles have attracted big media houses including BBC, Aljazeera and Legit. Ng and is the Head of Programs at Salone Messenger a public relations firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information. He is the founder of Africa’s Wakanda a platform that spotlight the beauty of Africa. Festus is also a perpetual volunteer in life-changing causes and has shown great commitment and dedication to being a catalyst and solution to the challenges faced by young people like himself. Festus currently serves as the Secretary General of the Africa Youth Leaders movement which is a network of youth between the ages of 20 – 30 years who have shown achievement, leadership potential and commitment to make a difference. Festus is also the Africa Focal Point of Youth for Change Initiative, which is a platform through which young people can access resources, be empowered and given the opportunity to grow to become useful members of society who will participate in the development of their communities and nation. Along with another Africa Youth platform, Festus has Co-Founded the Future of Africa initiative which is an advocate forum with the aim to bring together local and international socio-economic stakeholders to support innovative programs aimed at advancing the radical and practical progress of adoption awareness-vulnerable children and youth and youth leadership-through interlinking local, regional and international resources and opportunities.