Revisiting the country where my child was born.

Athi Silevu Start Date: Sep 18, 2017 - End Date: Dec 16, 2017
  • London, United Kingdom

My Travel Story

by: Athi Silevu Start Date: Sep 18, 2017 - End Date: Dec 16, 2017
I am a single mother and I can't afford to take my child to her country of birth. I left the UK when she was 3 months old and I have never had enough money to take her back to see where she was born and I would like to give her this so she can have a sense of identity. She longs to see the places I tell her about. Words can never be enough, I would like her to see for herself. It's a mother's wish.

I tried in 2009 and my visa was denied, apparently I didn't have enough funds to support my application. Since then I have been looking for alternative ways of making an extra income, but I'm not that business minded. I really would like for us to have this trip. I just want to show her a different world and hopefully that will open up her mind and not be limited to the borders of South Africa. There is so much out there, different cultures and different ways of life. The sooner she sees that the broader her mind will be.
  • London, United Kingdom