Daily prompt Money for Nothing.
“If you’re like most of us, you need to earn money by working for a living. Describe your ultimate job. If you’re in your dream job, tell us all about it — what is it that you love? What fulfills you? If you’re not in your dream job, describe for us what your ultimate job would be.”
I am not in my dream job yet. I enjoy my work because I get paid and that helps in paying the bills and putting food on my table. I love working with refugees and Asylum seekers. It’s interesting to hear other people’s stories and the many challenges that fraught human existence.
Hearing saddening tales of other people and places humbles me. Thus, I appreciate my own life and feel lucky for the life I have today. Empathizing with others is a lifestyle and it’s all because of my personal stories and the classified information that I have been privy to through the work that I do.
However, I have always nursed the ambition of starting a non-profit organisation, a sustainable venture that would focus on empowerment, advocacy and capacity building for the girl child and women in rural communities. This desire became a deep concern for me while growing up in my country, Nigeria.
Africa is besieged with impoverished countries and the plight of people living under these harsh conditions has become a major concern for me over the years. My area of interest is to provide the tools for education of young girls from rural communities in Lagos, and its environs.
We all know that education is vital to both personal and national development and it remains a powerful weapon to change the world. Therefore, I am particularly keen on the right of good education to any child but my main focus will be to the girl child.
Entrepreneurial activities drive economic growth and job creation hence it will be a dream come true if I am able to achieve this long term goal. I volunteer as a mentor in some NGO’s. I mentor girls in Colleges in rural communities. And it has been a rewarding experience, not in remuneration, but in motivating these youths to embrace self-confidence as a tool for success. They enjoy the fact that they are provided with key information towards choosing a career path according to their academic skills and talents.
Being a member of Rotary International, has also gingered my desire to provide humanitarian services for a better world.
Finally, I write for fun and as a passion. I am evolving and have so many stories to churn out. I’m taking a gradual step and hope that sooner than later, my literary work will gather good momentum and followership.
When all these thoughts incubating in my head are fully hatched, I am sure they will eventually bring in financial gains.
And that will be the icing on the cake.