Help Alleviate Poverty in Africa

Hello everyone, my name’s Adeola, an “illegal immigrant” living in the U.K. I was a university graduate before emigrating in hopes for greener pastures and to help lift my family from the ravaging assaults of inequality and poverty in Africa. I came here with high hopes of changing my life and the rest of my family for the best, however to my amazement I could very well do that and become anything I wanted although at costs never before imagined. Whoever thought I would have the right to apply for a visa and my money would be rightfully accepted but someday in my journey I would become illegal with no rights to anything in life provided am still here? My constant moaning of how the society is heavily unfavourable due to the many things I’ll have to do just to have the right to be called “legal”, the types of opportunities readily available to me and my passive aggressive outlook towards first world nations have reshaped my view and scope of why African youths are most times at the bottom of the pile. You see, everyone has the right to express and share their ingenuity with the world but it seems like youths from continents such as Africa are only prepped to be subservient. There is an incessant backlash on immigration from citizens and rightfully so, many of us immigrants are victims of the system, we shouldn’t be here in the first place. How do you explain a 20 something year old who struggled to get proper documentation for 5 years? Although not typical as many spend more years than that and after that has to think of a career when most British career persons start as early as 17. It’s not the system’s fault, if only Nigeria could give me a gainful employment eradicating the need for me to get out by all means. Sadly this applies to a large proportion of the young population in Nigeria. Amidst my frustrations and fury at how my talents are being less appreciated and my potentials on hold pending when I get a proper documentation, I got to thinking maybe I could be a real catalyst to an epiphany in the minds of youth back where I come from. You see many of them are as talented as their contemporaries over here and the rest of the world but facilitation creates a great and somewhat unbridgeable divide. They say Education is Power and I say Information is Power but Information is also Education. If only a lot of the youths have access to information readily, it would challenge their ideas and foster creativity which in turn cause for societal growth. We are tired of always being labelled fraudsters and mischievous people, we can develop our own society only when our minds are developed. I am hoping for a day when a Nigerian youth would not have to fork out huge sums of money to apply for a non guaranteed visa to travel to a foreign country, be labelled an inconvenience and toil away their creative years in the hopes of one day being accepted as a citizen. It’s a long but achievable way towards that but we must take the first step, to this effect I am proposing the building of an Information Centre, the first of many to come as an experiment in developing and broadening the minds of young people in Nigeria. Give a man a fish and you’ve fed him for a day but teach a man to fish and you’ve fed him forever. It’s high time we done away with aids and charities that exploit our misfortunes but do little or nothing to get us out. Please donate and contact me for more information as you become a part of this amazing journey and awakening. Your concern is highly appreciated. Kind regards Adeola Theophilus
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