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“I almost died because of depression” lady who graduated after disappointment shares inspiring story

A young Sierra Leonean lady identify as Frik Kida Shun who has graduated from the Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone with a BA Hons in Linguistic has taken on her Facebook to share compelling story of how she wanted to give up after disappointment leading to depression.  “Last year I almost died because of depression, i felt like a looser to have disappointed myself, friends, family and well wishers.”

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A lady recount that she could have graduated last year but couldn’t due to depression. She noted that she later revamped herself and worked, prayed and waited patiently for a day finally bagging her First Degree.

“On the 8th of April 2022, I graduated from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone as a Linguist (BA Hons)

Last year I almost died because of depression, i felt like a looser to have disappointed myself, friends, family and well wishers. I was to have graduated with my batch, had an unfortunate circumstance. I revamped myself and worked, prayed and waited patiently for a day like yesterday Glory be to God I bagged my First Degree.

The road wasn’t easy. I strive, with love and support from Friends and Family i sailed through.

To my Grama in Heaven this is for you

Thank you God

Thank you my amazing lecturers and tutors

I am a Proud Linguist Phase one DONE AND DUSTED

Cynthia Mansaray thank you so much darling

My Work is dedicated to all young people, keep believing, dreaming and actualizing those dreams.”

 

On the 8th of April 2022, I graduated from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone as a Linguist (BA Hons)

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Posted by Frik Kida Shun on Saturday, April 9, 2022

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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