First Literacy Scholar: Brima


Brima is from Sierra Leone, West Africa – a country that has experienced an 11-year civil war, an Ebola virus epidemic, mudslides, flooding, corruption, hunger, and poverty. Brima moved to the United States in 2017 to create a better life for himself and his family. When he arrived in the U.S. he didn’t know anyone and could not speak, read or write English. While this was challenging to say the least, he was determined to turn his life around and help others in need. Through hard work Brima obtained his GED and is now working as a mental health associate and attending Bunker Hill Community College. His dream is to become a nurse and set the blueprint for others that there is always a light at the end of a dark tunnel.