People do believe that America is a rich country and EVERYONE in America is living a rich and happy life. Is that true? Is everyone in America rich?
This tends to shift people’s gaze on those less privileged in the country.
Even though I have always wondered the same, I didn’t say that, Mr Steven told me that when he called me and discussed on phone for more than 30 mins with me today (21/03/2019).
Mr Steven is a native of New Jersey but was born in Washington DC.
He had earlier interviewed me when I was serving in 2017 under NYSC which was published in his organization’s blog that same year. He titled it “Don’t Wait to Take The First Step”. You can read the blog post here.
Since that time, we have been connected through the virtual space especially Skype.
Just last week, Mr Steven told me on Skype that he would love to call me this week.
I was taking a nap when I heard my phone rang. It was a restricted number but after picking the call, it was Mr Steven that was on the other side of the call.
We discussed at length — more than 30 minutes.
Mr Steven’s passion and mine are in synchronization. The only difference is that while I was a less privileged, he was never less privileged.
That’s exactly what how Mr Steven saw it and I agree.
I had told him my story of losing my dad and mum at the age of 6 and 14 respectively.
God used some people to help me through secondary school and university.
I told him that education is the biggest tool that God used in bringing me to where I am today. That’s the reason I founded Christiana Titilayo Foundation (CTF) to help orphans and vulnerable children get quality education among other things that we do.
I added that I’m donating 30% of the profits from my book, I Have Been There Before, to helping orphans and vulnerable children get back to school or stay in school.
It was an interesting moment with Mr Steven.
When he told me he looked forward to a day we will both have a launch together, I told him that it would be one of the joyest things that would ever happen to me.