In 2012 Me FiRi Ghana Founder won the Young Visionary Award for the INDIAFRICA global competition. As part of the Young Visionary Award we won last year November, the INDIAFRICA Team arranged for the “African” winners to be flown to India for a two-week trip. The purpose of the trip was to bring together young people from the African continent and India to exchange and share ideas as to how we can collaborate and co-create a future for our nations and youth populations at large.
Why focus on youth?
Well did you know that…
60% of the African continent’s 1.3 billion population are said to be under 25 years? and
50% of India’s 1.2 billion population is said to be under 25 years?
As part of the trip we were privileged to travel around different parts of India and experience sights and things such as
- One of the 7 wonders of the world; the Taj Mahal in Agra. A building that changes colour depending on the amount of sunlight it receives. A building formed out of white marble. A building built by a king just because his most favored wife on her dying bed asked him to do something in memory of her; imagine how much money this guy must have had!
- Not far from Dehli we also took a tour around a 7 star hotel, built by the British. It was amazing! The views from the balcony, the horse and carriage entrance, the rose petals thrown on you as you enter, the list goes on, but why was I there
- The hotels we stayed at were in Dehli, and Hydrabad were first class; the food was amazing, the rooms were impeccable and the food was amazing (I think I said that twice lol)
- Our Founder was moved with compassion when he visited the orphanage in Dehli. He was on a high as we had just ome back from visiting the worlds largest film studio complex (where I got to meet Arni) but thought that was all so meaningless when he got to interact with the orphans at this centre. “When I say I was moved with compassion it was because these children were just so happy. It wasn’t about what they had – the material things per se – but that they had each other. There was such a community spirit about the way they interacted with each other. Plus it was kind of cute as they called me “brother” and said I had big muscles 🙂 ” The orphanage reminded him and reminds us why we do the work we do with our charitable arm The WAM Campaign – www.wamcampaign.org