Educatedly Uneducated

Educatedly Uneducated by Murielle Mambo

Hey UWASA community! Happy almost Halloween!
For the blog today one of our TRACES script writers, Murielle Mambo, wrote a wonderful blog post for the UWASA family.

“Where are you from? What’s your background?” Those are usually questions that we ask each other during our very first encounter. Now, think about your answer to those questions. If you’re like me, you would say “I’m from the African continent” with a big smile on your face – like this 😃. Of course, after saying that I’m African, I go ahead and specify to which African countries I belong (Ivory Coast 🇨🇮 & Cameroun 🇨🇲 if you were wondering aha). However, “I’m African” is always my go-to answer. You’re probably wondering where I’m going with this… Well, believe it or not (this might have happened to you before) but I find that every time that I mention the fact that I’m African, people (of course that aren’t African themselves) will make conversation by asking me questions about Cameroun, Ivory Coast, and sometimes other African countries that I’m not too familiar with… This is where the embarrassment begins 😫. I take so much pride into being African. I’m deeply in love my continent, its people (especially its fine fine men 👀), its food (food is bae 😍)! However, the sad reality is that I myself am not quite educated on my beautiful Africa. Yes, it is embarrassing to admit it but I don’t know as much as I would like to know 😢. But that’s ok! The good news is that there are so many ways to keep up with what’s going on in our beautiful continent. I did some research and found a couple of websites that I personally use to remain up-to-date with Home. Here they are:

  • BBC NEWS ( http://www.bbc.com/news/world/africa ) -> You can read articles about sports ⚽, politics 💼, food 😍, etc. You can also download the BBC News app, on your phone, and get notifications about things that happen at Home.
  • AFRICANEWS ( http://www.news24.com/Africa ) -> This is another website that I use. It offers a different range of news content than BBC, so I find that they complement each other well.

In sum, the previously mentioned resources will definitely help you know what’s going on back Home, not only in your country, but also in every other African country. At the end of the day, why keep tabs on solely your country when you can keep tabs on yours, mine, his, hers, theirs… OURS! We’re all Africa! 🌍

God bless,

– M&M

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