[hackerspaces] Can My Christmas Wish Come To Pass? - HackSpace

David Venancio de Campos metabaron at massmulti.org
Tue Dec 24 12:12:28 CET 2013

Hi, check below the answer (not off topic imho) showing another point of

On Fri, 2013-12-20 at 11:52 -0800, Friday Demola wrote:
> Dear HackerSpace,
>                    My name is Friday Demola, I am a certified blogger and online
> promoter who is from Lagos, Nigeria. Before I finished my high school
> in 2007, I prophesied that I want to study in the United States Of
> America and any time my mates
> were applying for Jamb, I never felt like registering because I was
> working hard trying to get the money for my Visa and stuffs; but at
> the end they were all abortive. After many years of trying, nothing
> worked out, so I had to stop disturbing myself about traveling abroad.
> Two years ago  I thought to myself that if I am studying here in
> Nigeria, I would have graduated by now, but God reminded me that I
> prophesied something, I didn’t remember what it was, until my Pastor
> (He has been transferred now) asked me last year about what I am doing
> concerning my international school, I told him I have stopped it, so
> he encouraged me not to stop, so I registered for the America
> DV-lottery the same year and this year 2103 the result came out and I
> was randomly selected amongst the 150,000 people. I was so excited and
> after sending my documents to the US consular office in Kentucky, now
> I am among the 50,000 people that were finally picked.
> My Visa interview is January 8th, and I need to get all the
> requirements they requested for.
> 1. International Passport
> 2. Attestation Of Birth
> 3. School certificate
> 4. Police Records
> 5. Affidavit
> 6. Medical check-up report
> 7. Visa Fee
> Calculating everything it’s  N111,000  and I have N51,000 now but
> still looking for the remaining N60,000 so that I can use it to get
> other requirements.
> The N60,000 is equivalent to $375
> The spending of the N51,000 begins tomorrow. My Christmas wish is to
> get the remaining balance so that I can have a successful Visa
> interview. I tried reaching my friends to support but they are all
> prophesying lies upon their heads which is so bad.
> NB: My aim is to travel to United States Of America, study more about
> ICT, work and
> come back to Nigeria and nothing is going to change it.
> I would be so glad if my wish can come to pass.
> Thanks so much HS members for taking your time to read my message.
> Remember there is no way to Peace, Peace is the way
> Hack On
> Friday D.
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I, as a portuguese and french programmer, have quite a lot of remarks:
- why move to united states while you can learn everything on the net ?
(btw europe is quite cool too, or asia...)
- you like hacking mind ? build a hackerspace in your country and study
from there while sharing your technics with others, that would be good
for nigeria's autonomy (and yours).
- money is time, be patient and take it so you're free to do whatever
you want.
- I once won some cool stuff by being lucky, like being the 100 000 nth
client of a ice rink, so maybe your story is true, but we have so many
scams coming from africa (and not only) that we can't trust this kind of
- Of course Peace is the way ! (which direction please?)
- No need of diplomas to make good and robust stuff.

(no need to answer, this is just my point of view and nothing will
change it)

David Venancio De Campos /// meta-B
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