It's 2013, I receive news about the 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week set to take place in Accra, Ghana. I really want to attend this event to learn and network.
I submit my case study: "Improving access and application of information and knowledge for agriculture by transforming telecentres into agricultural knowledge hubs," to be presented under the information and knowledge for food security in Africa, side event.
My cases study is accepted and I get full sponsorship to attend and present at the one week conference. At the same time, I get support as a youth participant. I am so excited. Thanks to FARA and CTA.
|Simon at the 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week 2013|
It turns out to be a very successful trip. I return home on South African Airways, connecting from Accra to Nairobi, to Johannesburg, then Bulawayo and finally Lusaka.
Just when we are about to land, a beautiful song plays, it arouses my emotions and I cannot hold my tears... The song is 'Coming Home' by Nameless, a Kenyan pop artist.
I know I have a long way to go. I am reminded I am supposed to do more for my country, in my little way.
Can I do one more thing before I die!