Ishiatu
I grew up in an orphanage after my mother passed away, and right now I am preparing for the West African Certificate Examination (WASS), which I need for entry to university. I like maths and business management and I want to become a bank manager. I am also interested in catering and my hobby is cooking. My motto in life is to be honest and to make a difference in society.”


 

Momoh
“I grew up in an orphanage after both my parents passed away. I was always top of the class at school, and I need support to enable me to continue my higher education. I am preparing for the West African Certificate Examination (WASS), which is the equivalent of A levels. My strongest subjects are economics, accounting, and maths. I want to study accounting at IPAM (Institute of Public Administration and Management) in Freetown, and it has always been my dream to work in a big office, and as an accountant. One day I would love to travel, and I dream of visiting France, Paris especially. My favourite colour is blue… because I love Chelsea football club in England!”


 

Ibrahim
I live in Freetown and I come from Tokeh village. I have always worked ever since I was forced to drop out of school to support my family. I had reached SSS1 level by the time I left school. I always wanted to go back and finish my education. I am preparing for the West African Certificate Examination (WASS) and my ambition is to work in a bank. In my free time (which is limited!) I listen to music and I like going out with friends. I am also an excellent football player. My life motto is ‘Better days ahead’.”


Abdul (aka “Dulish”)
I come from Tokeh Village. I was unable to finish my education after my father passed away, and I dropped out of school after reaching SSS3 level. I am incredibly passionate about music, so this is what I want to study, together with multimedia, with a view to becoming a music producer and professional musician. I love singing and composing songs, and I am fortunate that I can perform them to live audiences. My stage name is “Dulish” (look me up on YouTube)! I share the same life motto as my best friend, Ibrahim: ‘Better days ahead’.”