Molding the Minds of Future Generation: Appreciative Youth Testifies to EJS Benevolence -Returns Home Prepared to Contribute Quota

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The 12th Century philosopher Maimonides wrote that charity is best actualized when poverty is prevented by an act of charity. Maimonides’ Eighth Degree of Charity clearly supports the maxim of feeding a man for a lifetime by teaching him to fish, as opposed to giving him a fish just to feed him for a day. Nowhere is Maimonides’ philosophy more practicalized than in the life of a young Liberian software engineer who recently returned home after bagging a degree from the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton in Kenya, East Africa, through a scholarship granted him by former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

The story of Hassan Saah Molley is typical of the ordinary Liberian who dreams of achieving higher education but doesn’t have the financial wherewithal to pursue their quest. But today, Hassan can boast of competencies in software engineering and mathematics, all because of Madam Sirleaf, who saw the need to sponsor his studies abroad.

“A big thanks must go to Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for teaching me how to fish. To admit, God comes first and Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf comes second because she helped me with everything that I needed to fulfill my dream. It’s through her support and guidance, I am today called a Software Engineer. I am so grateful. With God’s guidance, Liberia can soar to become an unprecedented nation of high development,” a very elated Hassan Molley appreciatively enthused

A graduate of the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton located in Kenya, East Africa., Hassan studied and obtained a Bachelor of Science in software engineering and mathematics, graduating with a second class honours.

“I have been sponsored by former President H.E Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. During her administration, I was given an opportunity to go for studies in Kenya by the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of State for Presidential Affair, paid by the Ministry of Education as a beneficiary of H.E Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Before traveling for my studies, I used to work in the administration of Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as Intern/Office Assistant in the Executive Protection Service and later had an opportunity to also work in the Office of the President,” Mr. Molley said.

According to Hassan Molley, he has now returned to Liberia to serve his country both in the private and public sector as well as helping to contribute to national development by molding the minds of young people in the technical sector especially software development and mathematics, as well as helping to work with other computing experts in developing better system for Liberia that will put the country on par with other countries around the world. “I have learned lots of new computing/software development from Kenya and I want to implement it into Liberia,” Hassan stated.

As a result of his educational sojourn at the University of East Africa, Hassan developed a full understanding of the full life-cycle of a software development project.

“During my years of studies, I underwent three months of internship at the Multimedia University of Kenya where I was able to learn basic computer networking and network troubleshooting, troubleshooting, installation, and configuration of software and joining a computer to the domain server, proxy server configuration. I have a strong foundation in software engineering and programming principles across multiple platforms as well as Mathematics; I know several programming languages and I am willing to learn more. I am results-oriented, self-driven, highly motivated, smart, and hungry to learn new technologies, methodologies, strategies, and processes. I have also quickly learned and mastered new programming languages; have been successful working in both team and self-directed settings. Overall, I am a Software Engineer with great experience with all the stages of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) including designing, developing, testing, and rolling out complex telecom software,” Mr. Molley stated.

“I also have experience in learning and excelling at new technologies as needed. The nature of my degrees for which I have pursued is preparing me for any position in the field of software engineering, which involves a great deal of independent research, requiring initiative, self-motivation, and a wide range of skills. I enjoy being challenged and working on projects that require me to work outside my comfort and knowledge set, as continuing to learn new programming languages and development techniques are important to me and the success of any institution,” he disclosed further.

Offering his skills and expertise for any position relating to software development and its maintenance, Hassan says his professional motivation is to work in a challenging work environment with the possibility for professional growth.

“I am a conscientious person who works hard and pays attention to details. I am flexible, quick to pick up new skills, and eager to learn from others. I also have lots of ideas and enthusiasm. I am keen to work for any institution with a great reputation and high profile and hope to help improve information technology in Africa and around the world. And with my performance, I now have the motivation that I can do greater in any future task once given an opportunity,” he stated.

 Editor’s note: Mr. Hassan Saah Molley, who is open to assisting both the private and public sector in Liberia through software development, can be contacted via 0880983878/0770304924 or hassansaah@gmail.com.

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