Author: Mohamed Diallo
During the 2017 celebration of the day of the African Child, I was invited at the end of the event to share my story to a group of children. I was asked by my friends to begin with my story, but I am rather a private man. And most importantly, I believe there are more important stories to begin with. These are the stories of those who can’t write, who can’t speak up for themselves, who are left at the mercy of society, but also the stories of the brave, the courageous, the dreamers, and most importantly, the decisive actors, the action takers, the positive change makers, and the doers. As important as the story of each person is, the stories of those disenfranchised matter the most to me. There are more interesting stories to begin this conversation with than mine. Volume one of Redefining the citizen of the new millennium explores the gritty details of growing up into an environment where almost every odd is against us and how in the midst of chaos one could rise above expectations.
Mohamed Lamine Diallo is an entrepreneur, a motivational speaker, and the founder of Amedine International Citizens Center (AICC), a United States based nonprofit organization with a global outreach geared toward providing educational resources and creating economic opportunities to young people those in developing countries, in particular. He is a native of Guinea-Conakry. The main focus of his research and activities has been directed for the past few years towards finding a lasting and effective solution to stop the massive death of young Africans in the Mediterranean Sea. In the United States, he trains and mentors local high school and college students by teaching them French as second language and runs several other personal development workshops. He is also a blog contributor to some organizations affiliated to the United Nations. He was a recipient of the 2016 African Union Expo organized by GoAfrica Networks, Inc in the United States