Suleman, a current student of engineering, agreed to have his picture taken. He explained that although he was graduating this year after a two-year program, he lamented that his workshop was only occasionally sufficiently inventoried with materials to work with. He had no immediate job prospects, but he was happy to be earning his certificate and was hopeful for his future. The building behind us used to be a student dormitory, now is a classroom. Many students live in the town since there is only limited dormitory space.
Suleman, like others I spoke to, were incredulous that someone as old as I had a history with this school. Not many Sierra Leoneans live past fifty.