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“I Met a Helper”

Date: January 1, 2014 Author: Ivana Falla Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In Africa

“I Met a Helper” is a poem written by one of our Leadership and Entrepreneurship Incubator graduates, Tonny. In addition to being a great poet, he is also an amazing storyteller. While at the seminar this year, he wrote and recited this poem about the change Asante Africa Foundation is creating.

“I met a Helper”

I met Asante Africa that night
That dark night of my life.
Poverty in transit to fullness
Heart Filled with Sorrow

Never got worried about tomorrow

But as I walked on this path to poverty solo

I met Asante Africa.

In thick ominous darkness did African children stager

Not even being able to sleep so as to dream

But Asante Arica brought us blankets. 

Now an Africa child can dream.

As other worked hard to live, African children were busy struggling to survive.

On my way to herd my father’s flock, I met Siemeto ( one of AAF alumni) who turned out to be a mentor.

In deed it’s true when Erna says Asante Africa.


In the dawn of that morning an African child yawns
since he has no dream of his own

But God brought Erna to our home

Now an African child is aware of his goal

Their thoughts of getting married have been washed

Now becoming an entrepreneur is their idea

Indeed Africa, WE ARE LEADERS. Let’s make our continent BIGGER.

Asante Africa is now our mirror

When I look at it I see my idea

You introduced education into our budget

For before it was sold in the ignorance market

Now my idea is near. For an Africa Child has no more fear.



In conclusion I say, Wake up Africa, Let’s build OUR America.

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