Mohamed’s story is one of resilience. He has been orphaned, uneducated, homeless, and raped. He was born in Sierra Leone, and at age 5, he witnessed his entire family being murdered and was forced to become a child soldier. At the age of 10, he became homeless; he could neither read nor write.In 2007, at the age of 14, he settled in the suburbs of New Jersey. At 25 years old, Mohamed has emerged as a leader in the human rights field. He now dedicates his life to ensuring educational access to all children regardless of where they were born. He currently helps run a program in his home country of Sierra Leone that is sending over 100 students to school.In his capacity as a Global Youth Ambassador, he helped propel the effort to secure 10 million signatures as part of the Up for School Campaign, calling on world leaders during the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly to deliver on their promises of quality inclusive education for all.A 2015 graduate of The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, Mohamed speaks four languages and spends most of his time traveling and speaking on the importance of education and the danger of a mind kept in captivity. Most recently, he joined the Global Partnership for Education Youth Advocates Group to lend his voice and create awareness around GPE’s focus areas. In the fall of 2018, Mohamed will begin his first year of Law School at Fordham University School of Law in New York.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Mohamed Sidibay and other top speakers and celebrities.