United States of America is a great country in many ways. I was not able to join University in my home country Kenya after completing high school. I longed to wear a hood, a cap and a gown for many years! At one point, I made it a priority to attend every graduation that I could think of.
Well, at the age of 35, I had a golden opportunity to come to America and go back to school as an adult. The decision to leave both my daughters at home in Kenya and come to America was a bold and courageous move.
There were many challenges, but I was determined to graduate in order to wear a hood, a cap and a gown. Getting my bachelors degree at age 40 was the most accomplishment I have ever had in my entire life.
I owe this to the United States of America. This is a county that anything is possible if you put your heart and mind to it-education, job, you name it.
I am looking back 18 years later and I am truly grateful to this country.
I would like to support people who may not have had opportunity to further their education in their own countries for various reasons.
Thanks USA! This is what motivated me to start Bcultural.org, a non-profit based in California, USA since April, 2007.