Popular Human Rights Activist Thomas Moore Conteh has taken social media by storm after passing the Sierra Leone Bar Exams which qualifies him to be a legal professional in Sierra Leone. Taking to social media his younger brother Moses Moore Conteh Esq. celebrated his elder brother on Facebook.
Sierra Leone Bar Exams is one of the most demanding exams in the country that put law practitioners on tenterhooks. Upon successful completion for the requirements of the Sierra Leone Law School, candidates are issued a Certificate for Call to the Bar by the Council of Legal Education.
Thomas Moore Conteh has been effectively participative in issues bothering around human rights violations. Sierra Leone’s emerging leader Thomas Moore Conteh is the first son in a family of four boys. He was born in the mid-80s in a small but beautiful town known as Gbendembu, Bombali District, North of Sierra Leone. He hails from a humble Christian family with both parents’ teachers
Like many other young people in Sierra Leone, he grew up in a society that experienced the horrors of decades of civil war that left many Sierra Leoneans without families and places to call home. His parents implanted in him values of empathy, love, respect, hard work, and the fear of God.
He holds a BA in Linguistics and Political Science from Fourah Bay College, the University of Sierra Leone in 2010 and also a Law Degree (LLB Hons) in 2014 from the same institution.
His passion for advocating for the masses didn’t just stop at mobilizing people and resources, In November 2016, Thomas Moore Conteh and other like-minded Sierra Leoneans co-founded Citizens Advocacy Network (CAN).
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CAN is a civil society organization that promotes the ideals of human rights, rule of law, and democratic good governance in Sierra Leone. He is the current Executive Director of CAN.
Through CAN, Thomas Moore Conteh has championed a number of advocacies bordering on human rights and rule of law. Quite recently, he selflessly championed a peaceful protest on behalf of disadvantaged students of the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology. Many sierra Leoneans see him as one of the trusted voices in our country.
As a young man with huge potential, he has occupied several leadership positions including but not limited to, Secretary General of the Western Area Baptist Youth Association (2006), President of Bai Bureh Hall FBC (2008), Chief Electoral Commissioner FBC 2009) and Spokesperson for National Union of Sierra Leonean Students NUSS (2012).
Thomas Moore is a recipient of several national and international awards and honors. The most prominent Awards are the 50 Most Influential Young Sierra Leoneans Award in 2017, the 100 Most Outstanding Sierra Leoneans Award in 2018, the 100 Most Influential Young Sierra Leoneans Award in 2019, Youth Ambassador 2019, and the Most Outstanding Civil Society Activist 2019.
Taking to social media his younger brother Moses Moore Conteh Esq. celebrates his elder brother on Facebook.
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