‘Honourable’ Work

Life had not done the ‘Honorable’ thing by the young African boy of that very unusual name. Young Honourable was born into a very poor Nigerian family and despite a bright, active mind, he couldn’t afford to go on to college or university.

Crossroads’ West African representative, Bona, saw potential in Honorable. “He’s one of those kids kid that breaks your heart when they can’t get more education,” he said.

Bona, though, was in a position to do something about it. Some years before, he had set up a training centre with computers from Crossroads. Bona enrolled Honourable in the centre and, when Honorable graduated, helped him establish his own ‘Business Centre’, with another Crossroads computer.

The business centre started small, as a place where customers could get basic photocopying and word processing services, but thanks to Honorable’s computer training and a good head for business, it soon began to turn a profit. With it, he invested in 5 more computers and, in turn, set up a computer training centre of his own.

Today, his new centre has trained more than 1,000 young underprivileged youth, many from his own home village. From one donated computer, a tree of opportunity grows, bears fruit and continues to flourish! An ‘Honourable’ outcome indeed!

Give Now!

Donate to a shipment like this one.


Donate Goods!

Want to donate goods for a shipment like this one?


Tanzania: Empowerment through education

Feedback:  More than half of the population of Tanzania is still living in poverty and those in rural districts are far more...

read more ...

Malawi: Empowering women and youth

WHO IS THIS SHIPMENT HELPING? Malawi, a landlocked nation in south-eastern Africa, is one of the world’s least developed countries. A largely...

read more ...

Madagascar: Empowering community youth

WHO IS THIS SHIPMENT HELPING? Since Madagascar gained independence from France in 1960 it has battled decades of political instability. Despite being...

read more ...