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Young Boy hawking Jelly in the street of Freetown gets help

A young boy hawking Jelly  in the streets of Freetown has been offered help by one of his customers, Teddy Saccoh.

In a Facebook post, Teddy Saccoh stated that, he “was Privileged to be served by the youngest Coconut Jelly Trader in town”.

The 12 year- old boy, Ibrahim  reportedly traveled all the way from Lungi to the city to sell Jelly.

The smart boy identified as Ibrahim scored 280 at the just concluded National Primary School Examination. Ibrahim will be starting JSS 1 when school resumes.

Teddy Saccoh has offered to supporting the young boy to help send the boy back to school.

Teddy Saccoh took the young boy to the barbershop to get his hair cut and took him to his family where the young boy met with the family of Teddy, his helper.

Teddy Saccoh, a social media user, who took the photo and shared it on his account returned to help the boy.

During a live video, the 12-year-old boy said that he has lost his father.

According to the netizen, he will look after the boy and one day, the boy will tell his story about how he started life selling Jelly miles away from home.

The young hawker was glad that someone finally found him and was pleased that his life was about to change for the better.

Read his post

My Everyday People…

I was Privileged to be served by the youngest Coconut Jelly Trader in town…

This 12 years old young man travels all the way from Lungi to the city to sell his Jelly.

He just did his NPSC and scored 280. He’ll be starting JSS 1 when school resumes.

One day, he’ll tell HiStory about how he started life selling Jelly miles away from home.

He was shocked the amount I paid for one Jelly but that’s nothing compared to what my heart wants for him. 🥰

God Bless Him.


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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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