Smart Solutions: Mulku
Over the past 6 weeks I have taken part in a Professional Development Program, Mandela Washington Fellowship by the United States Government @Notre Dame University, and I have gotten to meet 24 fabulous young people from 20 Countries in Africa whom I am proud to have meet, because they all are doing something for Africa and offering smart solutions to problems and opportunities in their countries, before I arrived for the program I got a chance to view their profiles and I was intimidated! These guys looked so brilliant I didn’t think I could share a room with them, until I met them, one by one…Gosh they were the funniest most amazing young Africans I have ever met.
I’d like to share My personal experience with each of them and of course their amazing Initiative in solutions for Africa; Smart Solutions for Africa!
Allow me to share a story for each of them along with their smart solution.
Mulku Emyu is a youth advocate and ICT professional from Sierra Leone who specializes in mobile technology, e-learning, and youth mentoring.Mulku has a plan to solve electricity problem in his country that’s hindering development, he plans on solving it using solar panels and starting a solar company.
Mulku and I had lengthly talks about how Ebola hit Sierra Leone and how it affected communities, You almost never hear stories of real life victims and how it affected them and their families and it made me realize there are strong people in this world, who let no tragedy define them or contain them. This itself is a power. Proud to be around such visionaries.