Saikou is an international motivational speaker and a seasoned storyteller. As an African, storytelling is part of his culture and it plays an instrumental part in his life. He perceives storytelling as an art form that links us to our past and gives us foresight into the future. He has been invited to speak at the White House, the United Nation, De Montfort University (Leicester City, UK), Bowie State University, Virginia Tech, RightsCon (Brussels), Portland University, University of the Gambia, Omaha YP Summit, among others. He is also the author of “Testimony of An African Immigrant – A Promise to My Father.”
Saikou Camara is from West Africa, the Gambia. He traveled to the United States in 2004 to go to school. He graduated with his BS
in Computer Science from Rust College (2008), in Holly Springs Mississippi and graduated with his master’s Degree, in Computer Science, from Jackson State University (2010), in Jackson Mississippi.
Saikou is the founder and the President of Your Change for a Change (YCFaC), a 501C3 non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Nebraska and registered in five different countries (USA, Gambia, UK, Sweden, and France). He is the President of a non-profit organization, People Making a Difference (PMaD,) incorporated in the state of Nebraska (2014), comprising of mainly young African professionals within the greater Omaha area. Saikou is currently serving as a board member for the Simple Foundation incorporated in Omaha Nebraska. As an activist with a passion for youth empowerment, Saikou co-founded the Global Leadership Empowerment and Diversity Summit (GLEADS) in 2016, which brings together diverse group of young leaders to discuss innovative ideas and find solutions to our everyday challenges facing our diverse communities.
Saikou now draws from his experience as a trained IT professional and president for non-profit organizations to provide Project Development Consultancy for many starts-up businesses and entrepreneurs especially in the field of technology and not-for-profit.
He was awarded the Superior Community Service award by the Black Employee Network (BEN) in 2014, and the Citizen of The Year award two years in a row, 2015-2016, by the Beta Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated.