Ibrahim Kalokoh is Families Without Borders’ first college student. He studies Information Technology at the University of Makeni and finished his classes in July of 2014, with the official graduation ceremony taking place in February of 2015. Ibrahim is from Makeni.
Ibrahim was born in 1983 and has 17 brothers and six sisters from one father and five mothers/stepmothers. His father died in 2006 and his mother has been missing for the last eight years. He repairs computers in his spare time to earn money to feed his younger siblings. He likes to listen to music and play and watch soccer.
In October of 2013, we flew Ibrahim to San Francisco to give him the exposure of technology in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. He visited many small and large tech companies, including Google, Facebook, Citrix, Adobe, Intel, Plug and Play, Tech Shop and some of the smaller IT firms. Ibrahim reported that he was inspired by his trip to do greater work for his community using the knowledge he gained and the connections he built during this visit. He is planning to apply for a master’s degree upon graduation. He is also involved in the development of our technology center and responsible for the day to day operation of the center.