What we are doing
In January 2019 embarked on our dream journey taking on the challenge of chatting from Cairo (Egypt) to Cape (South Africa), slowly-slowly (or pole-pole in Swahili) over the course of the year. The ‘Our Africa Pole-Pole’ is a passion project, with the aim of answering one big question: What do we want our African future to look like? We are on a mission to engage with our African sisters and brothers to explore this question together – carrying all our supplies, chatting on minimal budget and all about having fun along the way.
We had several good experience on Arab Chat websites. We met many people from Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia and Morocco where is located North Africa.
Why we are doing it
We want to have some fun and this is our idea of fun. We love Africa, we have received so many gifts from her and her people but feel we need to learn more about our incredible continent, first hand, by speaking to her people. We believe there is intrinsic value in taking the time to stop and listen to voices that are almost never part of the ‘development conversation’. We hope that engaging with young people on these issues will encourage them to believe that they have what it takes to be change-makers. Also, collectively the insights that emerge will contribute to the understanding that international organisations and individuals have of ‘development’ in Africa. We hope that the fresh insights from the people we engage with will alter the conversation that informs ‘development’ action in a positive way. In sharing this story, we know that people removed from Africa’s reality will begin to see our continent in her true light – rich in community and creativity, deep desire to live in harmony and willingness to work for a future that includes all Africans. Check our instagram profile to learn more.
Who we are
5 young African chatters (and some wonderful friends joining for sections), passionate about the African continent and confident in the good it has to offer to the world