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Reading: Why Nick Wood (Krio Borbor) Moved From Utah To Sierra Leone(Video)
Reading: Why Nick Wood (Krio Borbor) Moved From Utah To Sierra Leone(Video)

Why Nick Wood (Krio Borbor) Moved From Utah To Sierra Leone(Video)

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At 19 years old Nick Wood popular known as Krio Borbor opted into a two-year humanitarian effort in the jungles of West Africa where he was featured on BBC News after learning the local dialect and growing an online platform dedicated to sharing the vibrant culture there.

Nick Wood was a young man with a passion for adventure and a heart for helping others. At just 19 years old, he made the bold decision to opt into a two-year humanitarian effort in the jungles of West Africa. It was a decision that would change his life forever.

Nick arrived in Sierra Leone with a desire to make a difference. He quickly immersed himself in the local culture, learning the Krio dialect and making friends with the people he met. As he spent more time in the Sierra Leone, he became fascinated by the vibrant culture and rich history of the area.

Nick realized that there was so much more to Sierra Leone than what was portrayed in the media. He wanted to share the beauty and richness of the culture with the world. So, he started an online platform dedicated to showcasing the people and traditions of Sierra Leone.

Through his platform, Nick shared stories of the people he met.  His platform quickly gained a following, and he was soon featured on BBC News for his efforts.

As Nick’s two-year humanitarian effort came to an end, he knew that he had found his life’s calling. He decided to to Sierra Leone with his family and continue his work, dedicating his life to learning and showcasing Sierra Leone.

Nick’s story is one of courage, compassion, and dedication. He showed that one person can make a difference in the world, no matter how young or inexperienced they may be.


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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 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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