What is FREEDOM worth? When you are imprisoned in Paradise...
It has been now one year since I left this camp. Traveling sometimes can be a gnarly thing and so I ended up in a refugee camp with 50 other people from all over South America, the Caribbeans and Africa after hitching the wrong ride straight into the hands of governmental authorities who held me in several cells and finally a refugee camp for 7 days. Why? Because I overstayed my visa for 3 days.
Have you ever been locked away in a place you DON'T want to be?
I have. To my person: I'm 21 years young now, with German passport I consider myself a world citizen because now I have the freedom to move to wherever I desire. But this freedom was taken away by the Bahamian government, a system of completely chaotic people who are following even more chaotic regulations run by mad people.
The people in the camp were very interested, welcoming, joyful, entertaining, inspiring, yet they all had one thing in common: Their freedom of movement has been wire-fenced into a 20x10 meter rectangle. Some of them were trying to flee their military, some of them tried to start a new life, some of them just sought freedom for change.
We all got picked up by the wrong people.
What separates us was just one e-mail to my father who eventually booked a ticket to get me out. I know I can't get everybody out of this camp, I'm trying my best to shine light on this terrible place where there's no clean drinking water and just spare food but for now I want to help one special friend who helped me to get my freedom back, now I want to do the same for him!
He is from Nigeria and a good person stuck in this place because he tried to liberate himself from his home trying to work and live in a different place. He is a prisoner of conscious. He helped me send this crucial email back home. He is the only one of the few who was able to trick the authorities and smuggle a phone into this place. With his help I could reach out to my family who booked me a flight into FREEDOM.
Now, we can do the same for Obie to get him back to his homeland and his family!
I'm still in contact with him over social media and the only thing that helps him out is money, rather a flight from the Bahamas to Nigeria he can't afford.
With just a little help we can make a change in Obie's life, we can give him his reason and hope back. But most importantly: His FREEDOM!
Join with a fund of whatever you feel comfortable with and let us show that we together can make the world a little better and demonstrate that freedom can be achieved by the believe in humanity.
Thank you and enjoy every minute of your freedom,