Porvoo reminded me of the importance of my own history as a South African

Jamaican-born black nationalist, Marcus Garvey, puts it this way, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

The fresh breeze from the long trees, the wooden and colourful houses made me feel like I was in touch with the history, the past, origin and the culture of the Wooden-city of Porvoo, Finland, as I walked through the streets ...  (continue reading)

My expectations, confirmation and affirmation – Going the Finnish way

I will never forget the day I got an email that said I was one of the five people who were shortlisted for this program. I honestly felt like I was one step away from packing to my first oversea trip at 27. However, the day I got the email with these words: “I’m happy to let you know that we chose you to participate in the Foreign Correspondents’ Program (FCP) in ...  (continue reading)