Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Joseph Bobson Koroma

My name is Joseph Bobson Koroma. I am a Sierra Leonean by nationality born in Moyamba district, on the Southern part of the country to a Temne mother and a Sherbro father. I hold a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.

 

Growing up from a humble background I encountered the poverty, uncertainty and challenges many young people face in the developing world. However, my determination to surmount the seemingly insurmountable secured me a formal education at the Albert Academy Senior Secondary School and Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.

 

I am a qualified field and social worker with immense knowledge on human rights and gender mainstreaming, youth advocacy and sexual and reproductive health related issues. I have worked with Medecine Sans Frontieres (Spain) and Catholic Relief Services as a Data Collector and Social Mobilization Rapid Response Team Member respectively. I have as well served as a community and youth volunteer working for different youth-serving organizations such as the Duramany Lakkoh Education Foundation and currently I am working with the Patriotic Youth Sierra Leone. During the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, I was very instrumental as a community volunteer in ensuring a break in the chain of transmission in order to end the scourge. I have passion for advocacy on human rights issues and youth development.

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