I do not believe in #ForeignAid. For example, I do not believe in sending #freebies to africa just to help them. There is the propensity for Africans to get into a culture of “give me gifts” or “hand me downs” instead of being the proud African culture they are as depicted in #BlackPantha.
What I believe in is #ForeignEducation and #ForeignTrade. The foreign trade is the incentive for the investors to take an interest in Other third world countries stricken with poverty. For example, why should I educate you if i don’t have something to gain from it? You see, educating you is empowering you. Empowering you means that you get to better your life and go away with that. May you may even get better than me far greater. That means that I’ve in effect given you a £1million free of charge. And where does that leave me? Where does that leave you respecting me and constantly honouring me after you’ve gone?
This is why we pay our teachers and this why our education system gets more and more expensive every year – because education is valuable.
I know Africa was historically stricken with tribal warfare and diabolical religious practices such as child/ human sacrifices, cannibalism, self mutilation/ suicide etc When the whites came over to Africa, they came motivated by foreign trade (even though that foreign trade involved Slave Trade, which historically, the moral naïveté was present)… and they also brought in foreign education to the point of changing our diabolical religions. With that education we have improved vastly.
Did this happen by foreign aid? I don’t believe this is the primary case. I believe that the same mindset in poverty stricken foreign countries that made them poor can only be removed by a foreign/different mindset of education.
Give a man a fish and he eats for one day, teach him how to fish and he eats for the rest of his life.
Giving foreign education rather than foreign aid is a greater good and an act done by bigger persons.
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