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Wanjama Innovative Donates Free Integrated Solar Backpack To 70 Disadvantaged Children In Pujehun

Wanjama Innovative Donates Free Integrated Solar Backpack To 70 Disadvantaged Children In Pujehun

Some 90 per cent of rural households in Pujehun, southern province of Sierra Leone use kerosene to fuel lighting. When night falls, this sees thousands of pupils in Pujehun town attending schools are forced to rely on the toxic and expensive light source to do their homework and study. For those who cannot keep up with the expense of buying the fuel, learning stops when the sun goes down.

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James Samba, founder of Wanjama Innovative, a youth-led organization focused on the creation of innovative solutions to community problems and those of the youth; through the capturing and utilization of innovative mind-set into a problem-solving solution grew up in Pujehun witnessing the effects that poverty and the lack of electricity had on school going children and came up with the solar back pack, which he calls the Integrated Solar Backpacks. The backpack allows children in rural areas to leverage the power of the sun during their long walks to and from school to provide light for reading at night.

The back packs consist of a solar panel, a battery pack and an LED lamp. The solar panel stores solar power during the day and allows the LED lamp to be connected to it during the night as a light source. For four hours of charging, the back pack is able to give out seven to eight hours of light at night.


““On behalf of the MBSSE, I want to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Wanjama Innovative-s team for their innovative approach towards solving the key factor affecting education in the district.” Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education representative said during the event.

Beneficiaries upon receiving the donation said, “I feel grateful to Mr James and the Wanjama Innovative-s team for bringing us a solar light backpack to prepare us for the future.” Josephine Sandy. Another beneficiary said, “The backpack I have been given by WIN-S will greatly help me to perform well at school as I will now be able to study at home when I’m back from school.”

With an Innovative response to this particular problem, Wanjama Innovate-s, a youth-led Innovative and humanitarian organization in Pujehun, Sierra Leone, is producing and freely distributing Integrated Solar Backpacks to these disadvantaged pupils in the sight that quality education is a right to all, regardless of economic background; thus, complementing  the free quality education in Sierra Leone.

In the first Implementation, The organization targeted and distributed solar backpacks freely to seventy (70) disadvantaged school pupils in few communities around the township with support and funds from Purposeful Sierra Leone and Funds for Global Human Rights.

In expanding this positive approach to other disadvantaged pupils, the organization is targeting 300 pupils for the next phase of the implementation and would be needing around $4000 to execute this helpful project.

You are be part of the initiative by donating today and be a part of helping hundreds of poor school pupils in having access to clean energy solar backpacks to enhance their academic studies.

Appreciations for extending a helpful hand to these promising school pupils.

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Sallu Kamuskay

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 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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