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I am a Dutch journalist living and working in Lagos, Nigeria, temporarily in the Netherlands to do a master's African Studies.
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I am an aspiring journalist from South Africa, currently completing my master's in African Studies in the Netherlands.
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I am a Ugandan born musician playing authentic and raw music from my village of Teso. Fitting in the shoes of Fela Kuti, Salif Keita etc, I have been priviledged to travel doing this globally as a musician with the aim to archive tribal music from my roots in Uganda. In 2010, I founded Beats of Hope Africa, a social enterprise and charity based in the Netherlands, Kenya and Uganda working to solve problems and making positive impact in Africa especially among the least last and lost comunty of street children. With my degree in Social Science, Diploma in Music, MA project planning & Management and now MA African Studies, I am self driven to cause positive change in society, I started this task by helping street children in Kenya and Uganda get off the streets and empower them. Today over 50 street children have been rescued by my organisation. While I continue growing this project, I have reached out to organize meaningful exchanges enabling interns from Europe get placements in Africa while operating the Africa Safari Festival that's an outlet and a source of inspiration on Africa in the Netherlands www.danielokiror.com www.helpstreetchildren.org www.beatsofhopeafrica.org
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French-Algerian student in the MA African Studies at Leiden University and in the MSc Economics & Business at Sciences Po. Paris.
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“Its the not the Destination, It's the journey.” A quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson that I have always connected with. My own personal journey this year is taking place at Leiden University studying for an MA in African Studies. Last year it was Erasmus in Rotterdam for an MA in Tourism, Culture and Society. Being of Irish nationality and having lived in The Netherlands seven years I feel fortunate to have this opportunity to return to education, a choice many dont have in some countries. I came from a life in Information Technology which opened opportunities for me to travel to and live in many countries and continents. Today, my future is directed toward Africa. Growing up my favorite movie beyond a doubt was 'Out of Africa'. I still rewatch it regularly. Little did I know then! Watching it as a child, I wanted to know where this country was, with the opening scene showing an old steam train traveling through the most picture-perfect landscape. Haunting music from composer John Barry played in the background to add to the beauty and romance of what the screen was showing us. Looking at it now, of couse I view this movie differently through adutlt eyes but what I hope I will learn more of is perspective!
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