Abass Sesay

2019 Mandela Washington Fellow, Sierra Leone

His Business Secret?  Never Giving Up.

Abass Sesay, 2019 Fellowship Alumnus

2019 Fellowship Alumnus Abass Mamud Sesay is the founder of the nonprofit Active Ambassadors Network Sierra Leone, which works to promote climate change action, girl-child education, youth empowerment, gender mainstreaming, youth leadership, human rights, and justice across the state.  In addition to running his nonprofit, Abass mentors young adults throughout Sierra Leone to provide them with the training and skills they need to build sustainable careers and lift themselves out of poverty.  Currently, Abass is also working to educate his peers about the risks of COVID-19 and the steps they can take to keep themselves and their communities safe.  Read more about Abass’ work mentoring youth and educating his community in this blog post from the Young African Leaders Initiative Network.

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