Community empowerment is about telling stories of resilience and courage. In Malta, the African community is growing. Telling the achievements of leading members of the community who can serve as role models is important.
In this episode of the "empowering communities" series, which aims to promote people from the African community who arrived here as asylum seekers and are today the face of resilience,
we met Yakubu Ramanu, well known as « Jacob ».
He is a young man from Togo who arrived in Malta as an immigrant in 2007. Today, he is the owner of Jacobs repairs and sales, an electronics store in Hamrun.
During this interview, Jacob told us about his story, his challenges, the hurdles throughout the desert crossing journey to becoming a successful businessman today.
He also shared his views about current migration issues. An inspiring discussion for many of us.