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How 25-year-Old Young Sierra Leonean School Dropout and Okada Rider Built His Own Car From Trash(Video)

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A 25-year-old young Sierra Leonean inventor, Osman Kolenzo Dumbuya has built a car from scratch he named K polary car.

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Growing up as a child, Osman Kolenzo Dumbuya has always dreamt of building a car, his talent of innovation and building things from scrap started at tender age. At age 13, Osman amazed  his community by building prototypes “My idea of invention started when I was young , at age 13, I built prototype Robotic boy, built a radio station and a toy car. My dream is to own my own garage where I can bring together other young to train them” Osman Kolenzo Dumbuya told Salone Messenger, A Global Multimedia And Public Relations Firm Based in Sierra Leone.

25-year-Old Young Sierra Leonean School Dropout and Okada Rider Built His Own Car From Trash
25-year-Old Young Sierra Leonean School Dropout and Okada Rider Built His Own Car From Trash

Osman Kolenzo Dumbuya, like many other young inventors face lot of Challenges, growing up in a community and country where support for inventors is a challenge, Osman started riding Okada to fend for himself and build his dream car. Osman collected trash from scrapyard and save some of his money he got from riding Okada to build the car. “ I had a dream, I wanted to build my own car no matter the challenges, I tried reaching out to many people in the country to support but non showed up, so I saved some money from what I made from riding Okada and collected trash from the scrapyard to build my dream car. “ Osman told Salone Messenger, A Global Multimedia And Public Relations Firm based in Sierra Leone.

25-year-Old Young Sierra Leonean School Dropout and Okada Rider Built His Own Car From Trash
25-year-Old Young Sierra Leonean School Dropout and Okada Rider Built His Own Car From Trash

Osman’s friend who welder helped him with welding.

Osman Kolenzo Dumbuya was born and grew up in Freetown, He attended the Services primary and Junior Secondary school where he completed his primary and secondary education.He later enrolled at the Faith in Action Senior Secondary School where he sat to his Wassce exam. Osman couldn’t get requirement to go to university and the financial support to resit the exam. Osman dropout of school and started riding Okada.

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Osman has built his own car, Osman noted that with support, he wants to make his dream come true by giving more life to the car, he also want to teach other young people. “My hope is to also pass on this knowledge to other young people, I look forward to support from Sierra Leoneans and Africans so I can build  my own garage where I can do more and train more young people “ he told Salone Messenger

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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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