a simple point
Africa is not ours to save. It is the height of arrogance to assume otherwise.
That said, there's a big difference:
- between saving someone and empowering her.
- between aiding someone and enabling him.
- between creating dependency and establishing ownership.
Tomorrow I'll think about how we can empower, enable, and establish positive connections between those who want to help within and outside of Africa while balancing the need for expertise with the need to move away from the "save Africa" paradigm. What do you think are some good ways to do so?