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Convenient Company isn’t always Good Company– Tona Akerele

The Dog and the Dingo “Dogs are a man’s best friend,” Chum used to hum to himself before everything; before the drought and before the famine that followed. It was never revealed, however, when this companionship would end. Now, as he laid in his tattered attire, Chum found himself realising that man has neglected him; tossed him to the kerb to suffer– but Chum understood; they could barely take care of themselves. The sun danced on Chum’s face and a tear slipped out of his eye; he sat pondering. He loved the man and hoped that once his family found him in the corner battered like he was a mouse and the world was a cat, surely they would take him back in. On a cold and stormy night, lay a lonely dog filled with much fright; the dog was Chum. Sad and distressed he was spotted by Sachem, the leader of the pack of dingos. “Do you seek nourishment?” ...

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Be a Yale Young African Scholar– Tona Akerele

Yale Young African Scholars is a prestigious program for any students on the African continent in grades 10 and 11 that are looking to widen their perspectives and open themselves to more opportunities! My Experience With The Program Yale Young African Scholars has been going on for about 3 years, I was able to participate in last year’s program. The venue, living spaces, and experiences far exceeded my expectations for the program and I would recommend it to anyone anywhere. The locations this year are Rwanda, Ghana, and Mauritius. African students, explore your own continent a little and apply NOW. Check out their website here and also check out my video explaining the program and requirements. xxx Tona

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