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Reading: Meet 74-year-old man who just bags Bachelor’s degree from US university, wonderful
Reading: Meet 74-year-old man who just bags Bachelor’s degree from US university, wonderful

Meet 74-year-old man who just bags Bachelor’s degree from US university, wonderful

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Festus Conteh
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Meet the 74-year-old man who just bagged a Bachelor's degree from a US university - wonderful!
Meet the 74-year-old man who just bagged a Bachelor's degree from a US university - wonderful!

Bobby Bell, an 74yearold Pro Football HallofFamer, has inspired people all over the world with his remarkable story of commitment and determination.

After dropping out of the University of Minnesota in 1959 to pursue his professional football career, Bell returned 52 years later to fulfill the promise he made to his father and finally receive his bachelor‘s degree.

Bell recounted his experience of trying to stay focused on his studies while also learning how to use new technologies, like Power Point presentations and online courses, to complete his degree. Bells success is an inspiring reminder of the power of perseverance, allowing him to achieve his aspirations at age 74 and inspiring people everywhere.

In a letter to his graduating class, Bell described his experiences. He explained that although he had achieved success in Super Bowl and Football, one thing was always missing: his college diploma. He said that when he was declared for the 1963 AFL draft, he was 17 credits shy of completing his degree.Football happened, and life happened, and I never went back,” he narrated.

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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.