With each of the letters signed, sealed and, God willing, delivered, it was time to turn my attention to ensuring my application was received. I knew that I could hand it in through the Camp Administrators office, but when you are raised in a place where faith can, at times, be as scarce as the food, you learn quickly the importance of doing things for yourself. The odds were already piled so high against me; the thought of taking one more risk and trusting my future in the hands of someone else was like trying to balance a rock on top of a flower stem. I knew the only way I would trust that the application arrived where it needed to go would be if I hand-delivered it myself.
Published by Gabriel Ndayishimiye
Gabriel Ndayishimiye lives in London, Ontario. He is a writer with a passion to contribute to Black history and literature; and the author of “Run Elvin” (forthcoming), a memoir written for youth from marginalized backgrounds. This book tells Gabriel’s academic/life experiences from refugee camps in East and Southern Africa and now from the metropolis of the western world. The story aims to inspire and motivate such demographic of youth to take up given opportunities to be creative, achieve success, and develop resilience to fight the challenges of life. View more posts