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Reading: Hassan Koroma Receives National Humanitarian Award For championing humanitarian support to vulnerable people.

Hassan Koroma Receives National Humanitarian Award For championing humanitarian support to vulnerable people.

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Hassan Koroma, a Social Worker from Sierra Leone and founder of the Social Workers Sierra Leone has been making remarkable achievements in breaking barriers and making a difference in his community. His inspiring work as the founder of Social Workers Sierra Leone and mental health advocate has earned him the prestigious 2023 National Humanitarian Award for championing humanitarian support to vulnerable people.

Hassan Koroma

Koroma’s passion for helping others began at an early age when he witnessed the struggles of those less fortunate in his community. He knew that he wanted to make a difference and dedicated his life to volunteering and giving back to those in need.

As the founder of Social Workers Sierra Leone, Koroma used the platform to raise awareness about social issues affecting mentally disordered people in Freetown and advocated using his social platforms for them to get meals, health care and others . He often highlighted the struggles of vulnerable groups, including the homeless and those suffering from mental health issues.

Koroma founded Social Workers Sierra Leone, an organization dedicated to providing support to vulnerable groups in his community. The organization’s mission is to empower individuals and communities to address social challenges and improve their quality of life.

Under Koroma’s leadership, Social Workers Sierra Leone has made a significant impact in the lives of many. The organization provides food and medical care to the homeless and those suffering from mental health issues. They also offer counseling services and  training programs to help individuals get back on their feet.

Taking to his social media platform, he said

“Happy moment to just received the 2023-National Humanitarian Award together with my fellow humanitarians Ishmeal Alfred MorganHeritage Charles and Fatmata B. Jalloh. Just for championing humanitarian support to our vulnerable people. Thanks to all those who normally donate to our humanitarian campaigns and special thanks to my teammates at Social Workers Sierra Leone -SWSL. More humanitarian service.”

Koroma’s dedication and hard work have not gone unnoticed. In 2023, he has been awarded the National Humanitarian Award for his outstanding contributions to humanitarian support in Sierra Leone. The award recognizes his efforts in making a difference in the lives of vulnerable people and breaking barriers in his community.

Koroma’s work as a mental health advocate has been particularly impactful. Mental health is often stigmatized in Sierra Leone, and many people suffer in silence. Koroma’s advocacy has helped to raise awareness about mental health issues and reduce the stigma surrounding it.

Through his work with Social Workers Sierra Leone, Koroma has shown that it is possible to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. His dedication and passion for helping others have inspired many, and he continues to be a role model for young people in his community.

Koroma’s story is a testament to the power of volunteer work and the impact that one person can make in their community. His remarkable achievements have earned him the respect and admiration of many, and he is truly deserving of the National Humanitarian Award.

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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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