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Reading: Young Software Developers And Engineers Built The First-ever Mobile App For Waste Management In Sierra Leone.
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Young Software Developers And Engineers Built The First-ever Mobile App For Waste Management In Sierra Leone.

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Sallu Kamuskay
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Young Software Developers And Engineers Built The First-ever Mobile App For Waste Management In Sierra Leone.
Young Software Developers And Engineers Built The First-ever Mobile App For Waste Management In Sierra Leone.
For the first time in Sierra Leone, young Sierra Leonean software developers and engineers have developed the first-ever mobile app for waste management in Sierra Leone. The waste management app which is name DortiBox will improve coordination within the waste management industry and provide all stakeholders with useful information and data to enhance the performance and efficiency of waste collection services in Freetown.
Taking to social media, the lead coordinator of the project, Joseph Jawah Kebbie celebrated success on his social media platform after completing the job acknowledging the efforts of his colleagues
In a Facebook post, The software developer noted the importance of the app saying that it will help coordinate within the waste management industry and provide stakeholders with useful information “The waste management app will improve coordination within the waste management industry and provide all stakeholders with useful information and data to enhance the performance and efficiency of waste collection services in Freetown.” he noted.
The app, which is called DortiBox, is owned by the Freetown Waste Transformers (FWT) and funded through a grant from the GSMA Mobile for Development Innovation Fund and supported by the UK Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)
Read his full story.
As a software engineer, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of deploying new code and seeing it function as intended in production. However, the true test of a quality implementation is often how it handles unexpected input or edge cases. Personally, I find the process of debugging and resolving issues to be a valuable learning opportunity, and it ultimately results in a greater sense of accomplishment in my work.
I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this project and to work alongside such a talented and dedicated team of young Sierra Leonean software developers and engineers in developing the first-ever mobile app for waste management in Sierra Leone. This app will improve coordination within the waste management industry and provide all stakeholders with useful information and data to enhance the performance and efficiency of waste collection services in Freetown. The app, which is called DortiBox, is owned by the Freetown Waste Transformers (FWT) and funded through a grant from the GSMA Mobile for Development Innovation Fund and supported by the UK Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO). It has been a journey of hard work and determination.
I would like to take this moment to give a special mention to Aminata Dumbuya, CEO of FWT for her confidence in the MeDomot, Inc. team. To Abu Kamara for his invaluable input, and to everyone else that’s playing an instrumental role in the success of this product.
As we prepare for the beta testing phase, which will resume in the next two weeks, I am confident that our hard work will pay off and that DortiBox will be a valuable solution for garbage collection in Sierra Leone.
Until then, thank you – and wishing you all a Happy 2023!!

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Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean communication strategist, fixer, blogger, youth organiser, event manager, spokesperson, and public relations expert. His work has been regularly referenced and published by national and international media and public policy institutions. Sallu Kamuskay was a child during the brutal war in Sierra Leone. Growing up in the midst of conflict, Sallu witnessed unimaginable abuse of children and gross violations of human rights. The horrors he witnessed during the Civil War had a terrible impact on him at a very tender age. But despite the shock of the war, Sallu never lost hope. He started on a journey of recovery, studying, and working for a better future. At age 15, Sallu entered into the world of activism and advocacy. Sallu Kamuskay was the Vice President of the Young Leaders Organisation, a member of the National Youth Council. The Young Leaders is one of the oldest youth-led organisations in West Africa. The organisation was formed by a group of young leaders, and launched by the then Head of State/President of Sierra Leone. Sallu was part of the group of young leaders who participated in and contributed to the establishment of the National Youth Council. The Commonwealth supported the training for trainers programme with line ministries and youth stakeholders in which key, representatives of youth council, student union and civil society/private sector youth platforms were engaged and empowered in the effective engagement and inclusion of youth. Sallu is co-founder and Executive Director of the Salone Messenger, a global multimedia and public relations firm based In Sierra Leone. Sallu has worked on various developmental and policy issues such as Poverty, Climate Change, Human rights, Child Rights, Education, Health, Gender Equality, Civic Engagement, Government policies, Information Communication Technology for Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and has also been contributing to various global events and advocacy campaigns. Sallu Kamuskay is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Salone Messenger, a global Multimedia and Public Relations Firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information, on top stories, business, politics, entertainment, and more. Sallu is working with a leading technology company in Africa, Techfrica, that has recently developed and launched a social media, messaging Supfrica with over 150,000 downloads on the Google play store in less than 4 days. He is the Adviser and Media coordinator for the App to give people the platform to connect and communicate to help shape their future with a very fast internet that allows users that live in deprived and hard-to-reach areas with poor internet facility to be able to communicate as it allows and stronger on 2 and 3 G network reception. Sallu has over 9 years of experience in youth engagement, inclusion, and coordination both at local and global levels, giving voice to young people and engaging young people to build a better world. He has served as coordinator for the Wave Alliance which brought together youth-led organisations who attended an international training in South Africa organized by the International Organization – Waves for Change. Sallu is working with the MLT, Waves For Change, and the Government to develop safe spaces for young people, with a view to contributing to the overall development goals of young people including health, as well as to community rebuilding. Sallu is currently the Programme Director for the Wave Alliance, which is a coalition of youth-led and community-based organisations that have successfully introduced evidence-based Surf Therapy programs to young people in communities, with a focus on mental health, peace building and sustainable development. Sallu is currently the focal point and face of Africa’s Faces Social media platform which is a global Social media platform that brings together people from across the world to share their moments, connect, share videos, and interact with friends giving more preference to excluded continents like Africa. Sallu Kamuskay has devoted his time to working for or contributing to a number of national and international organizations and companies, including the Techfrica Technology Company, United Nations, ECOWAS, European Union, Commonwealth Africa Initiatives. This work has led him to travel to a number of countries to contribute to global youth platforms. Sallu is the lead Coordinator for Peace Tour programme, an initiative supported by the European Union, Africa Union, ECOWAS focusing on uniting and empowering young people and local communities. 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.