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Reading: Meet The Young Boy Who Has No Hands, But Has Master How to Write With His Foot
Reading: Meet The Young Boy Who Has No Hands, But Has Master How to Write With His Foot

Meet The Young Boy Who Has No Hands, But Has Master How to Write With His Foot

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Festus Conteh
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Meet The Young Boy Who Has No Hands, But Has Master How to Write With His Foot
Meet The Young Boy Who Has No Hands, But Has Master How to Write With His Foot

Aaron Kanu has overcome great odds to persistently pursue his studies. Despite being born without his forelimbs, Aaron was determined not to let his physical disability stop him from attending school, or succeeding in his studies.

The teen lives with his family in Calaba Town in the YDM Community. Despite the difficulties this poses, Aaron is determined to live his life to the fullest. He works diligently to ensure he keeps up with his studies and even managed to learn how to write with his foot.

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Aaron’s story is incredibly inspirational. He is an example that despite the obstacles we face in our lives, it is never too late overcome them. As someone who could have easily let the limitations of his physical disability to hold him back, Aaron instead chose to persevere and pursue his dreams.

Aaron has managed to accomplish something remarkable in such a short period of time. He has not only succeeded in school, but he has also become a symbol of hope and determination for his community. In a time where many people struggle to find the strength to keep going and believe in themselves, Aaron can serve as an example that anything is possible.


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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.