Mohamed has fought for his and other children’s rights in his community, especially in the area of child labour prevention. He was motivated by seeing his peers used as cheap workers in a sand mining site. He established a child rights community club to teach his community about child labour prevention. Mohamed has been teaching that sand mining, which is responsible for the high rate of school dropouts in his community, is not a job suitable for minors. He has been raising awareness on the fact that children should go to school to complete their primary and secondary education. He has enabled children rights, especially the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the child rights act of 2007 of Sierra Leone, to filter down in local communities in the Moyamba district. The issue of using children as cheap labour by farmers during school hours has reduced by 75%.
Nominated by Taia Development Programme - TDPAll 2019 Children’s Peace Prize Nominees