GirlGI | Girl Gone International GirlGI Issue 4 - Page 77

You have a dream to start an organisation to encourage young people in Africa to travel. Can you tell us some more about your plans? After I went to Uganda, I started blogging to share my experiences with friends and many told me they, too, want to travel. This got me thinking about the obstacles to travel: some cultures don’t encourage travel, or we have financial or safety concerns. Therefore I am making it one of my life’s missions to help young people in Africa travel. I would like to start an organization, Young African Travellers Initiative (YATI) which would subsidize 50-70% of the cost of the travel package, including accommodation. In this way, it would create opportunities for young people here to interact with the diverse societies of Africa. Our continent is &