One of the problems facing many immigrant communities might appear as a lack of information, but it’s actually more than just that. Sometimes, it’s the lack of willingness to take action on the available information.
“Sometimes”, said Freeman Emanuel, a Ghanaian expert on immigration who has been in Italy for over 30 years, the people prefer to rely on fake news and conspiracy theories they share among themselves. And of course, they are not really helping anyone by spreading those kinds of information, but they still keep on doing it anyway.
What Are Some of the Main Challenges
And to most people in the community, referring mainly to the Ghanaians and Nigerians, they are not paying enough attention to learning the Italian language and therefore not able to find their always around. This he said is coupled with the fact that many people have no know knowledge of the computer and so unable to take advantage of the opportunities online. Whereas all it really takes is a few hours of courses online and they will not only overcome their limitations of computer knowledge but also acquire other skills of necessity.
What can be done to address this common concern? I asked Mr. Freeman in the course of our interview. And the solution he insisted is education, the acquisition of new skill and this has nothing to do with the background you previously had or your age. Today, with your smartphone and computer, you can learn almost about anything to improve your life.
As an immigrant, do you want to have a better experience and fulfill the dream that sets you on a journey from your home country? Then, listen to the voice of reason. Put your head down and build slowly. Learn the skills you need so you can find your way around.
Don’t be deceived! The life of an immigrant is not the easiest one around, but choose the sense you want to make out of it and work towards it with determination and you can ultimately be a fulfilled individual.
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