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Reading: “Okada Rider To a Degree Holder” Determined Man celebrates as he bags University Degree, Makes his family proud
Reading: “Okada Rider To a Degree Holder” Determined Man celebrates as he bags University Degree, Makes his family proud

“Okada Rider To a Degree Holder” Determined Man celebrates as he bags University Degree, Makes his family proud

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"Okada Rider To a Degree Holder" Determined Man celebrates as he bags University Degree, Makes his family proud
"Okada Rider To a Degree Holder" Determined Man celebrates as he bags University Degree, Makes his family proud

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Richard Tamba Ellie is celebrating a major milestone in his life as he announces his graduation from Njala University with a degree. In a recent Facebook post, he expressed his excitement and gratitude for achieving this accomplishment whiles motivated Okada riders to never give up in their struggle for survival.

Graduating from a university is not an easy feat, and it takes hard work, dedication, and perseverance to make it to the finish line. Richard’s post shows that he has put in the effort and has been rewarded for it. His degree represents the knowledge and skills he has acquired during his time at Njala University and serves as a testament to his academic abilities.


It is clear that Richard is proud of himself despite being an Okada rider in Sierra Leone, and he should be. Graduating from university is an important milestone that marks the beginning of a new chapter in Richard’s life. With his degree, he can now embark on new opportunities and explore different career paths. His determination and hard work have paid off, and he can now move forward with confidence and pride.


Richard ‘s post also serves as a source of inspiration to others. His achievement is proof that with hard work and determination, anyone can accomplish their goals. It is a reminder that education is a powerful tool that can open doors and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.

In a Facebook post, he said

To some, we were idlers, thieves, and youths with failed visions and dreams who had nothing else to do than to run commercial motorbikes. Some had no positive thoughts and sayings about us, but I was one of the many commercial motorbike riders who are running it to raise money and support their education. There are also many out there who are doing it to put food on the table for their families and support their children’s dreams, some are doing it to raise money and go after their dreams. So stop generalizing your negative thoughts and sayings about commercial motorbike riders.
To every commercial motorbike riders, whether you are doing it to raise money for your education or to put food on the table for your families and support your children’s dreams, I want you to know that you are a hero, you are doing well, I and some other people are proud of you.
That you’re running commercial motorbike doesn’t mean you’re a failure, you can become the best you wish to be, you can achieve your dreams, don’t let society weigh you down, you are a winner! I am rooting for you as one of you, strive to achieve those of your dreams. Other commercial motorbike riders have done it before, I have done it, you can do it! Never settle for less, commercial motorbike riders don’t settle for less, aim higher and take action to get there!
#Okada Rider To a Degree Holder


Finally, Richard’s‘s post celebrating his graduation from Njala University is a testament to his hard work, dedication, and perseverance. It serves as an inspiration to others and highlights the importance of education in personal and professional development. Congratulations to Richard on his achievement, and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

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Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean communication strategist, fixer, blogger, youth organiser, event manager, spokesperson, and public relations expert. His work has been regularly referenced and published by national and international media and public policy institutions. Sallu Kamuskay was a child during the brutal war in Sierra Leone. Growing up in the midst of conflict, Sallu witnessed unimaginable abuse of children and gross violations of human rights. The horrors he witnessed during the Civil War had a terrible impact on him at a very tender age. But despite the shock of the war, Sallu never lost hope. He started on a journey of recovery, studying, and working for a better future. At age 15, Sallu entered into the world of activism and advocacy. Sallu Kamuskay was the Vice President of the Young Leaders Organisation, a member of the National Youth Council. The Young Leaders is one of the oldest youth-led organisations in West Africa. The organisation was formed by a group of young leaders, and launched by the then Head of State/President of Sierra Leone. Sallu was part of the group of young leaders who participated in and contributed to the establishment of the National Youth Council. The Commonwealth supported the training for trainers programme with line ministries and youth stakeholders in which key, representatives of youth council, student union and civil society/private sector youth platforms were engaged and empowered in the effective engagement and inclusion of youth. Sallu is co-founder and Executive Director of the Salone Messenger, a global multimedia and public relations firm based In Sierra Leone. Sallu has worked on various developmental and policy issues such as Poverty, Climate Change, Human rights, Child Rights, Education, Health, Gender Equality, Civic Engagement, Government policies, Information Communication Technology for Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and has also been contributing to various global events and advocacy campaigns. Sallu Kamuskay is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Salone Messenger, a global Multimedia and Public Relations Firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information, on top stories, business, politics, entertainment, and more. Sallu is working with a leading technology company in Africa, Techfrica, that has recently developed and launched a social media, messaging Supfrica with over 150,000 downloads on the Google play store in less than 4 days. He is the Adviser and Media coordinator for the App to give people the platform to connect and communicate to help shape their future with a very fast internet that allows users that live in deprived and hard-to-reach areas with poor internet facility to be able to communicate as it allows and stronger on 2 and 3 G network reception. Sallu has over 9 years of experience in youth engagement, inclusion, and coordination both at local and global levels, giving voice to young people and engaging young people to build a better world. He has served as coordinator for the Wave Alliance which brought together youth-led organisations who attended an international training in South Africa organized by the International Organization – Waves for Change. Sallu is working with the MLT, Waves For Change, and the Government to develop safe spaces for young people, with a view to contributing to the overall development goals of young people including health, as well as to community rebuilding. Sallu is currently the Programme Director for the Wave Alliance, which is a coalition of youth-led and community-based organisations that have successfully introduced evidence-based Surf Therapy programs to young people in communities, with a focus on mental health, peace building and sustainable development. Sallu is currently the focal point and face of Africa’s Faces Social media platform which is a global Social media platform that brings together people from across the world to share their moments, connect, share videos, and interact with friends giving more preference to excluded continents like Africa. Sallu Kamuskay has devoted his time to working for or contributing to a number of national and international organizations and companies, including the Techfrica Technology Company, United Nations, ECOWAS, European Union, Commonwealth Africa Initiatives. This work has led him to travel to a number of countries to contribute to global youth platforms. Sallu is the lead Coordinator for Peace Tour programme, an initiative supported by the European Union, Africa Union, ECOWAS focusing on uniting and empowering young people and local communities. 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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