“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”
Since I was a young girl, I have always watched western movies and I’ve always been amazed by the lifestyle and the amount of opportunities. I have always dreamt of leaving my home country for better opportunities.
I love my country, it’s full of so many different cultures, languages, tribes and traditions, it’s such a beautiful place and I wish I could stay, I wish I could invest my talents and gifts in my country but the lack of opportunities, corruption and gender inequality would limit me. My family was blessed to have an opportunity to move to a foreign country. A country that is well developed economically and politically. The opportunities here are tremendous. What I dreamt of moving to this foreign country is not what I came to. I have had so many ups and downs.
One thing that struck me the most was the school system especially the teacher to student relationship in the schools. Back in my home country, teachers were way more dominant than the students, they had much more authority and power. Most students feared the teacher instead of looking up to them as a role model or a mentor. There was no open relationship between the two which often has a negative impact on the students.
The system in this foreign country is different. Teachers pamper the students because the policies that are implemented mostly protect the students. Some students were able to develop a good relationship with their teacher but some just lost respect for their teaches.
So which system is more efficient? Are both systems extremes? How can a balance be developed?
Throughout this blog, I hope to inspire you and share my experiences as a Black,African woman in a world that undermines all three.
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From us, with love,