Mohamed Bellay, age 16, has benefited a sum of Le 10,950,00 from the Good Friday 2022 Street Fundraising Campaign by The Sick Pikin Project to cover his surgery

As you know, Good Friday means good news. The Sick Pikin Project Good Friday Street Fundraising Campaign held on the 15th of April 2022, joined by meaningful change-makers in Sierra Leone has, having raised Le 26 million from the streets of Freetown, fully paid the medical bill of 16-year-old Mohamed Belley who is set to be operated on his fractured leg he sustained in an accident with a vehicle.

Mohamed Bellay is a 16-year-old orphan and a JSS 3 pupil of Constant Cummings John Memorial Junior Secondary School. Mohamed got involved in a serious accident on June 30, 2021, having been hit by a car which got his leg broken and caused serious bone damage in the area. This happened during a marriage ceremony in which the 16-year-old Mohamed Bellay was in attendance. He was taken to the Police Hospital at the Kingtom Police Barracks, Freetown, and was hospitalised for three months. But it seemed like a wasted three months for Mohamed as his broken leg was left unamended.

He was then taken to the provinces by his guardian to try the conventional methods of treating a broken foot (kontri wey). He spent months in the provinces, which led him to miss his much anticipated Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). He couldn’t write his 2021 BECE. Mohamed took months in the provinces, missing another opportunity to write the 2022 BECE. After months of trying traditional herbs in the province but couldn’t get him back on his feet, Mohamed and his guardian returned to Freetown in February 2022 to seek help somewhere else. In Freetown, again, he was taken to another hospital called Treasure Hospital where he was told he needed to be operated on for the sum of Le 10,950,000.

The Sick Pikin Project wholeheartedly want to thank all those who came around to support the 2022 Sick Pikin Project Good Friday Street Fundraising Campaign and all those who gave their monies to save a life. Your enormous contribution has proven to be a life-changing cause. Your efforts, we can proudly say, didn’t go in vain. You have given Mohamed Bellay another chance to write his BECE, and this time around he will be fully operated and he’ll get back on his feet as stronger as before.


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Author: Abu Bakarr Jalloh

Abu Bakarr Jalloh is a Sierra Leonean content writer, author, Neo Pan-African and founder of The African Dream, an online platform for inspiring, positive and compelling African stories. Contact: WhatsApp: +23276211583