Staff in Sierra Leone

STAFF -all WAYout staff have come up through WAYout

JOHN NASHVILLE KALOKOH – John trained with WAYout in filmmaking before training with James as a studio engineer. He worked as a volunteer before becoming a member of staff. He too has recorded over 600 tracks, trains members in logic and studio production and makes music videos. He manages WAYout’s grants system which helps members off the streets into homes.

MOHAMED S. KAMARA -Known to us as MSK, MSK came to WAYout through the Way Film Group. He was a member acting and shooting dramas and making music videos. He joined the staff in 2016 and now is senior filmmaker working on a documentary about street gangs and leads the Iron Team in Ferry Junction. He teaches camera and editing and shoots documentaries. He has worked for Street Child, Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope and recently an Aljazeera film.

SUSAN KARGBO – Susan is currently running the Women’s Media Group in the provinces. Susan joined WAYout as a member in 2012. She completed most of the courses and graduated in 2016. Susan ran outreach projects with women in Susan’s Bay and trained people at Kissi Town and Ferry Junction. When she became a member of staff it was to support female members of WAYout and bring in more women from the street. Susan was one of the team working on the WaterAid project, she made a documentary about FGM with Mariama Kargbo as part of the Claus Project and tackles serious current affairs issues.  She also teaches photoshop  and filmmaking.

ABUBAKARR GBLAKnown to us as Bullet. Bullet lived on the streets for 18 years, from being a small boy and became gang leader. He one day made the decision to change from drugs and theft to filmmaking. He has impressed us all by his commitment to change and is now security at WAYout and is making a documentary about gang life and how people get trapped in it. He returns to his ‘hood’ every Sunday and runs a film group, Unity,  hoping to get others out of crime and in to something more positive. Turning your back on what you have known for years is not easy and we all have great respect for Bullet