Salim Mohamed

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Salim Mohamed co-founded and served as the executive director of Carolina for Kibera "for eight years. He was involved in the development of MYSA - the largest youth sports program in Africa at the age of 16. The British Council has twice employed Salim as a consultant to help launch youth sports programs in Ghana and Nigeria. In 2002, he was nominated to serve on the Diversity for Peace Advisory Board with Nobel Peace Laureates Oscar Arias Sanchez, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, and Norman Borlaug. He also serves as an advisor to Global Education Fund a program based in the US and Kenya that provides educational scholarships for young women in Kenya. Most recently, Salim presented at the International AIDS Conference in Thailand and has been a facilitator for gathering of young leaders organized by YES! since 2005. Since 2006, Salim has been assisting a community in Gambia develop a community program. Salim was also selected as a TED Conference Africa Fellow for 2007. He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree at the University of Manchester."[1]

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  1. Salim Mohamed, Carolina for Kibera, accessed January 19, 2011.