Humans of NLC

Eden Badibanga | Botswana, Africa | Computer Science Graphic Major

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"When I first moved here, I noticed a lot of people don’t talk to each other. You can have neighbors that are right there next to you, but you choose to not talk to them. Mostly in Africa, everyone has a house. There are no apartments. Everyone lives in a house no matter if it’s big or small. There are no brick walls. Even if your neighbor lives a ways down from you, you still talk to the person. Here, a lot of people don’t walk outside. When I came, I only saw cars. I was looking for people walking around. But the development here is great. The United States is such a developed country. For example, disabled people have these taxis and buses, which allows them to feel comfortable and get around easily. Back in Africa, we don’t have that."