I receive some scam mail every week, mainly from Africa. But I also came in contact with a young African student, who has impressed me by always writing in a sensible and modest way and by never asking for any money. He knows both English and French well.
He lives in the African country of Togo. I found, by way of Google, that more than half of the people in that country have an income of less than a dollar a day. Moreover, the population of that country exploded over the last 40 years from about two million to eight million, without there being any significant industrial/economic development. So there is an enormous youth unemployment.
The prospects for my young friend, whose father is an often unemployed welder without any connections, are grim.
I would like to find a job for the young fellow here in Newfoundland. I hear and read ever more about a labour shortage in our province, and about more young people being wanted. I tried various prospective employers on behalf of my young friend, but in almost all cases did not even receive a reply.
Are there any employers among the readers of The Telegram who are willing and able to help in this matter, so that I can tell my young friend that he can make an application for employment to such a person? He says that he would gladly take any kind of job, to be able to help his family.
Once employment is secured, it should not be all that difficult to obtain permission for him from Immigration Canada to come over. I would be ready to lend him the money to come to Newfoundland.
Post Office Box 179,