3rd Year Students
My name is Mohamed Alie Kamara. I was born in the Tonkolili District on March 3, 1993. I have four brothers and two sisters, but only three of us are from the same parents. My father is Hassan Kamara and my mother is Kadiatu Bangura. I lost my father at the age of four during the eleven-year rebel war. Since then, our mother has been providing for the family with some support from other relatives. At the age of six, my mother decided to leave me with my uncle who sent me to school for my primary education. After my primary education, I gained sponsorship from an orphanage program which helped me attend secondary school. I passed the WASSCE exam but couldn’t afford university. Then a kind-hearted and lovely woman by the name of mummy Terri Khonsari came into my life. She gives less privileged Sierra Leoneans access to tertiary education. I really thank God for her. With Families Without Borders there is hope for for brighter future. I am studying my third year of Business Administration and Management in one of the best universities in Sierra Leone. I have many aspirations for my country.
Activities: In my free time, I write developmental proposals, business plans, and articles. My favorite class is Leadership.
Future Plans: I wish to be an entrepreneur.
I am Christian Kormoh, a proud beneficiary of FWB. I was born in Mobai which is in the Eastern Provience of Sierra Leone. I have three siblings. My father’s name is Gaskin G. Kormoh and my mum’s name is Hawa Kormoh, but unfortunately she has been dead since the 11 year civil war in my country.
Before this time, I was being sponsored by the late Dr. Martin Salia who died of the Ebola virus during the outbreak. I was left in deep sadness and without hope to complete my education until I was accepted by FWB.
This is my third year studying Law at the University of Makeni. I am inspired by my brothers and sisters in this organization and will forever be grateful for this chance to empower myself. By faith, some day in the future I will be a proud benefactor of needy children too.
My name is Aminata Sankoh and I am 21 years old. I have one brother and four sisters. My father is a community health officer. I am studying Law at the University of Makeni.
Life became very difficult for me after I lost my mother to Ebola during my first year of University. She had been paying for my expenses and I didn’t have anyone to support me until Families Without Borders rescued me.
I help teach primary and secondary school pupils twice every month. I am involved in the adult literacy program and clean public wells and the streets. I also have been helping a street child for four months.
My goal is to render my legal services to the less fortunate in the community and use my knowledge to help Families Without Borders.
2nd Year Students
I am Joseph Ellie. I am 21 years old and I was born on the 2nd of October, 1994 in the Moyamba District. My elderly parents live in a small village in the Southern part of Sierra Leone together with some of my siblings. Currently I live in Makeni, a beautiful city in the Northern part of Sierra Leone, West Africa. I am studying my second year of Business Administration and Management at the University of Makeni (UNIMAK). Families Without Borders proudly sponsors my tuition and fees.
I am a diligent, smart and a hard working student who upholds ethical values, moral character and excellence. I love development, empowerment, and advocacy. I am grateful for this opportunity for being a part of this wonderful family.
Volunteer Work: Plan Int’l, UNIMAK Library, and the Family T. Fresh Water Company
Hobbies: Enjoys music, advocacy, and assisting at the FWB Technology CenterMy name is Mubarakatu Fofana. This is my second year studying in the Agriculture Department. I live with my family in Makeni. l have two brothers and two sisters. My mother is the breadwinner of the family. She used to make very little money doing petty trading but because of FWB’s building projects was able to start a successful boarding business.
Date of Birth: 15th DECEMBER, 1995
Home Town: Magbasha Village
Area of Study: Agriculture and Food Science Technology
Activities: read poems and assist at FWB technology center
Future Plans: assist in organizations like the WFP (World Food Programme), The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, and SNAP
I am Jalikatu Kadijatu Sheriff. I am studying Public Health at the University of Makeni (UNIMAK) for my second year. I am 19 years old. My mother is a single parent. I have an elder sister and brother. I am proud to be part of Families Without Borders.
Date of Birth: 24th September 1996
Parents: Miss Muskuda Jawara
Siblings: Fatmata Binta Sheriff and Mohamed Abass Sheriff
Hobbies: writing stories, developing the health status of my community
Future Plans: After I graduate university in 2018, I plan to work a few years as a public health officer, save up, and later further my studies in medicine.
First Year Students
My name is Fatmata Haja Bangura. I am a 20 year old science student. I was living with my parents. My mother gave birth to seven of us; there are two girls and five boys in all. Presently I am studying Public Health at the University of Makeni (UNIMAK). Families Without Borders and mummy Terri sponsor my tuition and fees. I am so grateful to the organization for a great opportunity like this in my life. May this organization live long.
Date of Birth: 7th February, 1995.
Hometown: Kambia District
Future Plans: By the end of my course, I hope to become a healthworker to serve the people and save lives in the medical field. Also, I want to advocate to the World Health Organization (WHO) for general santizitation because people are ignorant about it.My name is Mariama Kamara. I was born on the 19th of March, 1989. I live with my parents and have seven siblings. Both my parents were petty traders and we managed life happily until my father passed away in 2009. Presently I am studying Business Administration at the University of Makeni (UNIMAK) which is sponsored by Families Without Borders with the help of Mummy Terri. I am so grateful to the organization for a great opportunity like this in my life. May this organization live long.
Helping kids with their studies by offering free evening classes in the community
Learning basic computer skills at FWB
Reading novels and sometimes watching moviesI am Albert Y S Kamara, studying Accounting and Finance at the University of Makeni (UNIMAK), Sierra Leone.
I come from a poor family with two sisters. My elder sister married in the village and the younger one is going to school with the support of others. I lost my father in 2007; only my mother is alive and she could not sponsor me because she cannot afford money to pay for my school. She cannot even afford food to sustain her life unless other people give it to her. She is finding it very difficult to survive.
I thank Families Without Borders for the support they have given me. I am very proud to be a University student, an honor which I was not expecting in my life, considering the poor family I came from. Thank you Mummy Terri for your great support.
My name is Aminata Posseh Kamara. I am from Port Loko Town. Even though I took my WASSCE exams in 2012 and I got six credits (the university requirement), I was unable to pay for university. Instead, I was helping my mother sell small items at the market after I graduated secondary school. I thank God and Mummy Terri that I was able to find Families Without Borders. I am now studying Public Health for my first year at the University of Makeni.
Date of Birth: 25th September 1992
Hobbies: Reading novels
Siblings: 1 Brother
Hometown: Kambia District
My name is Hamidu A. Kamara. I am a beneficiary of Families Without Borders. I was born in Ngewamah village in the Eastern part of Sierra Leone. I was lost wondering how I could pursue my education but thanks to mummy Terri my dreams are coming true. After the Ebola outbreak, I was always anxious and unsure how to achieve my academic goals. I have started my course which is Public Health at UNIMAK on the 24th of October, 2015. I pray that FWB’s wish of promoting Sierra Leone is successful, that I achieve my academic goals, and that together we will contribute immensely to improving the lives of Sierra Leoneans.
Date of Birth: 1st January, 1992.
Future Plans: study medicine in graduate school, also focus on health and sanitation
My name is Evelyn Kamara. I was born on the 14th of February, 1996. I am living with my mother and younger brother. My mother is a petty trader and that’s why it was very difficult for me to further my studies. I am so grateful that Families Without Borders has given me the opportunity to attend the University of Makeni. Presently, I’m studying Accounting and Finance. I pray that God Almighty will continue to guide and protect Mummy Terri and her family. I also pray that this organization will be sustainable so that many young people can be part of the organization.
My name is Mohamed Kargbo and I am studying Agriculture at the University of Makeni. My father is a farmer and my mother died in 2016. I have three siblings. I like reading and watching sports.
Before Families Without Borders, I was serving as a volunteer teacher at the newly established secondary school in the village (Magbass).
Now, I help clean the streets of Makeni and teach adult literacy in Masongbo. I also care for a street child, Alusine, who is in class four. I tutor him every weekend. I would like to establish and extensive poultry business in my community.
My name is Santigie Koroma (also known as Tigie or Cool Breeze) and I am 25 years old. My father is Ibrihim Koroma, my mother is Kadiatu Conteh (late), and my step mother is Mamusu Sesay. I have four sisters and one brother. My father is a carpenter and my step mother is a petty trader. They all live in a town call Mile 91 which is located in the northern region of Sierra Leone. I am currently at the University of Makeni (UNIMAK), pursuing a degree in Business Administration and Management.
I believe in teamwork, community participation and mobilization, rendering service to street children, and education as the key to development.
Date of Birth: 3rd December, 1990
Hobbies: Listening to or Reading the News, Playing and Watching Soccer
My name is Hawantu Koroma. I have four sisters. My father is Amidu Koroma and my mother is Kadiatu Koroma. I live at 14 Sendugu Road in Port Loko. My best subject is physics and my favorite colours are red, blue, and pink. I like reading novels, dancing, and playing volleyball. I like going the extra mile for something. I am studying agriculture and food science in hopes of becoming either a project coordinator or minister of agriculture, food, and security in Sierra Leone one day.
I am Foday Sulaiman Mansaray, a first year Public Health student at UNIMAK. I have a younger brother, an elder sister, and my mother. My father died in September of 2014. My mother is fully dependent on my sister, while I take care of my younger brother. He is presently in secondary school in Freetown.
I want to thank you for your kind efforts empowering us for a better Sierra Leone. I promise to work hard, maintain excellent academic standards, and abide by the rules and regulations FWB has tailored for us.
Future Plans: I want to improve the health standards of my people and contribute towards improvement of drugs in order to prevent deaths caused by some of our prevailing sicknesses like malaria, typhoid, STIs etc.
Hobbies: I love sports (sprinting and football), reading, and doing research. My favorite class is genetics and I used to tutor physics and chemistry.
I am Gladys Mansaray. I am 20 years old. I have 3 brothers and 2 sisters. I am in the Law Department at UNIMAK. I live in Yoni village. I love reading and singing. I appreciate your love and effort a lot. I hope that it continues and I promise you that you will never live to regret your support towards my studies.
Hometown: Bonthe District
Future Plans: I want to be a human rights activist working at Amnesty International. I also wish to embark on a project that will educate the masses about their fundamental human rights because most of the people in Sierra Leone are ignorant of their FHR.
My name is Nekin Palmer. I was born on the 27th of March, 1996 by my father, Mr. Horicous Alie Palmer (late) and Mrs Thaiyo Palmer. I came from a polygamous home and we are twenty three in number. I was raised by my uncle. I took the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (W.A.S.S.C.E) in 2014, but there was no money to proceed to university. Families Without Borders came to my rescue. Now I am studying Development Studies at the University of Makeni (UNIMAK).
Future Plans: I want to graduate and work for NGO organizations
Activities: In my freetime, I like to assist at Families Without Borders and volunteer in Plan S/L
My name is Abdul Sesay and I am studying Agriculture and Food Science at the University of Makeni. I have two brothers and two sisters. My father is a fisherman and my mother does petty trading. I enjoy playing soccer and reading the newspaper.
Before Families Without Borders, I was doing volunteer work at Missionary Church of Africa Senior Secondary School Magburaka (M.C.A). I also was helping my grandmother do some farm work.
I help clean the city of Makeni and teach adult literacy in Teko Karena Village with my friends. I also help care for an orphan named Joseph who I met while playing a game of soccer.
My name is Hassanatu Sheriff. I was born on the 20th of October, 1993. I am 22yrs old and I am a mende by tribe. I came from a very large family. I have four sisters and two brothers. I am the second child out of seven. I enjoy reading, researching, and transforming people’s lives in a positive way. My favorite colors are blue and pink. With your help and the donors of Families Without Borders, I am studying Mass Communication at the University of Makeni (UNIMAK). I am in year one and I started lectures on the 24th of November, 2015. I want to do Developmental Studies after completing my degree in Mass Communication. Thank you very much Mummy Terri and FWB for helping me to enter university. I promise I will make you proud.
Siblings: 7 Brothers and 4 Sisters
Date of Birth: 23rd October, 1993.
Hobbies: social media work, reading newspapers, studying on-line and reading novels, assisting at the FWB Internet CaféMy name is Adamsay Turay. I was born on the 5th of October, 1993 and am 22 years old. I live in Yoni Village and come from a very big family. I have three brothers and four sisters. In my family, I am the only educated person. I like reading novels to improve my literacy skills. I am really thankful to Families Without Borders for giving me this opportunity to enter the University of Makeni to study information technology. After my studies, I plan to open a technology café to help community members improve their computer skills and also to help remote areas get a better internet system.
Father: Alimany Turay
Mother: Isatu Kargbo
Hometown: Samu, Mafufunah Chiefdom, Kambia District
Hobbies: the FWB Internet Café