At 19, Wadongo developed the first African designed and produced solar lamp.

Every individual regardless of gender should have equality of consideration and opportunity.

I believe that through innovation, we can build our nation Sierra Leone.

Today I believe we can make women comprise 50 percent of the job market by 2030.

I never feel danger in the forest. It’s my biggest home. You will have to kill me first before you kill the trees.

I distribute every day for two weeks, to 20 households in my village. If people are not in, I go to other households, then I keep going back until I find them.

We place mats on the ground. Almost all the children are on the ground, either on mats or their mothers’ wrappers – provided they sleep and wake up peacefully in the morning.

I am not looking to take sides; I am willing to take a stand. For me it is about the values and processes that choose our political leadership, not who that leader is ultimately.


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