Motivational Speaker, Author, and Engineer at Union Pacific Railroad
Saikou is the founder and 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, U.K., Sweden, and France). He is the president of a non-profit organization, People Making a Difference (PMaD), which was incorporated in the state of Nebraska (2014) and is comprised mainly of 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 a diverse group of young leaders to discuss innovative ideas and find solutions to the everyday challenges facing our diverse communities.
Saikou is an international motivational speaker and a seasoned storyteller. He is the author of Testimony of An African Immigrant – A Promise to My Father.
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 and 2016) by the Beta Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. Saikou works for Union Pacific Railroad as a transmission engineer.