The Going Home Project
A recent CNN story brought to light the new exodus of skilled Africans from the West to their native countries. Highly educated and trained natives are now returning home to work.
In decades prior, many Africans traveled to Western countries for different reasons. Some may have sought better educational and job opportunities, while others may have fled from wars.
A 2010 BBC article used the metaphor of the village to describe Africa and the city with the bright lights to describe Europe and America. They went on to say that Africans went to these Western countries to make their fortunes and were never heard from again. However after shooting a television documentary in several countries across the continent, the (documentary) team found that many Africans were returning home with their Western training. These “Repats” were going home for different reasons. Ironically, some were moving for better job opportunities, while others simply wanted to give back to their communities.
There are so many great stories about why Africans (young and old alike) are returning to their native lands. That is why FAsMarketplace started the series “Going Home”. The series features the stories of individuals who are returning home (to Liberia) for the first time in years (because of war, etc.), others who were born in the West and had never been to their native lands, and many other amazing journeys. We want to hear about your story. Tell us about your visit home or your move back home.
Click here to be apart of this remarkable series.
Read stories from the Going Home Project.