When I first came back to Toronto, people asked me if I missed Africa and the truth was I didn’t yet. I still had the lasting effects of it. I still had the inner peace. Yet four months in , I can say that the Toronto lifestyle is getting under my skin. There’s this need to get into the race of things here. Yet, in some way it is exactly what keeps you away from “running your own race.” Routine is what makes you normal but routine is sometimes lethal. I have the travel bug too. I’m itching to take a flight somewhere – anywhere. I won’t go to Africa because I don’t think I’ll come back this time. So , why am I here? I’m here to educate myself , get some experience and then maybe I can take my flight out. It’s one thing to have lived here for four years but it’s another when you lived normally for four years then took a year to see the world and then to come back to the rat race. It’s an inner struggle every single day.
Yet, instead of fighting my circumstances,I will try and embrace them and move on , I do want to get involved in development projects here. As a matter of fact a friend of mine just went back to Tanzania and learned of an awesome project called the Kanga Project. It’s a Uk based initiative that strives to educate women in parts of Singida. Singida is one of the cities in Tanzania with the lowest levels of literacy among women. The project also focuses on teaching women the skills of agriculture and poultry. They are now also working towards creating a hostel for 32 young girls to provide a more wholesome environment for them to study in. We are trying to fund raise as much as possible so as to make these hostels as comfortable as possible. (On these cold nights in the Northern hemisphere, let’s not forget those with no homes). Since we are fund raising, we are selling these kangas for 20 dollars each. Below you will find pictures of what a Kanga looks like. It is basically a local dress that is used in many different ways and prove to be very comfortable pyjammas. Please do contact me if you would like to order one.