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Reading: Green Energy Pioneer From Sierra Leone Jeremiah Thoronka earns Master of Science Degree in Sustainability Energy and Development
Reading: Green Energy Pioneer From Sierra Leone Jeremiah Thoronka earns Master of Science Degree in Sustainability Energy and Development

Green Energy Pioneer From Sierra Leone Jeremiah Thoronka earns Master of Science Degree in Sustainability Energy and Development

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Green Energy Pioneer From Sierra Leone Jeremiah Thoronka earns Master of Science Degree in Sustainability Energy and Development
Green Energy Pioneer From Sierra Leone Jeremiah Thoronka earns Master of Science Degree in Sustainability Energy and Development

Jeremiah Thoronka, a green energy pioneer from Sierra Leone, has earned his Master of Science Degree in Sustainability Energy and Development from Durham University.

Thoronka is a passionate advocate for renewable energy and has dedicated his life to finding ways to make green energy more accessible to people in developing countries especially his country Sierra Leone. Thoronka‘s journey began when he was just a child growing up in Sierra Leone. He was inspired by the potential of renewable energy and wanted to find ways to make it more accessible to people living in poverty.

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He grew up in an environment that has zero access to electricity so he founded Optim Energy Optim Energy transforms vibrations from vehicles and pedestrian footfall on roads into an electric current. It is different from established renewable energy sources including wind or solar because it generates power without relying on changeable weather. At the same time, no battery and no electrical connection to an external power source are needed.

After completing his undergraduate degree in Global Challenges at African Leadership University in Rwanda, Thoronka decided to pursue a Master‘s degree in Sustainability Energy and Development at Durham University.

During his time at Durham, Thoronka worked on several projects that focused on making renewable energy more affordable and accessible for people living in developing countries. He also conducted research into the potential of his darling project Optim Energy, his work has been praised by experts in the field, who have described him as atrue pioneer in the field of green energy. Thoronka‘s dedication to making renewable energy more accessible has earned him recognition from both local and international organizations.

He has been invited to speak at conferences around the world and has been featured in numerous publications. His work has also been recognized around the world as he won the Chegg.org Global Student Prize 2021 worth $100,000. 

With his Master‘s degree now complete, Thoronka plans to continue his work towards making renewable energy more accessible and affordable for people living in developing countries. He hopes that his research will help create a brighter future for those living in poverty and inspire others to follow in his footsteps.

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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.