I have travel to more than 80 countries a round the world and I speak just 8 languages mainly African. I have met people from every continent, heard their stories of self identify and their core roots, whether that is base on their context of Tribes/ Ethnicity, Skin color, Citizenship/Nationality, Sexual Orientation, Job, Career, Social/Class Interest Community, Personality type and Fantasy or Fiction. It brought into question whom I thought I was and what I thought I am and who I am: a realist, universalistic humanist, Post-Modernist, Post-Structuralist, Post-Functionalist, and Post-Colonialist, Heterosexual homo sapient, a Traveler, a Peoples person or a Helper and a Poet; Most importantly a father, an Uncle, a brother, a child and a friend.
Then it done on me that an English person in Lagos is "Oyinbo" in Nairobi is Muzungu and in London he is Mr Jones; while a man in Imo (his home town in Nigeria) is "wanam" , in Lagos he is an Igbo man, in London he is a Nigerian, in United States he is a black, man, in Canada he is a visible minority.
I am a Bachama man from Adamawa State, Northern Nigeria, a Canadian citizen, while my kids in the other hand are Canadians, Americans and Bachama. My identity is that I am a child of God, because my worth can change, my tribe, nationality and citizenship can be lost or be taken away from me. But the who in me is me. What I am and who I am is in God. In Him I live and have my Being. My identity and well-being is holistic in nature. International Social work is what I do, because of who I am.
An idea worth spreading
Making sure no one in any crisis situation is alone any more
I'm passionate about
social work, I am the founder of Social Workers Without Borders.. (sw2b..com) creating a Social World Without Borders
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Training, empowerment, development, capacity building in indigenous peoples, mobilazation. Helping in the Global south
My TED story
in the making