Part 2 to my NYSC experience:
Going to camp in Mangu, Plateau state was one of the best experiences EVER! I made life long friends! Shoutout to my Cartel 🤣❤️ I miss you guys soooo much!
Anyways, this first picture came from my time in Man o War. An official said, “Americana, I think you should join and it’ll give you a chance to make friends. It saddens me to see you so lonely.” I thought to myself, “wtf is a man o war yet alone a special squad” If you go to camp, JOIN man o war special squad. It was an amazing experience! It was my favorite part of camp.
It was the small platoon group things that really brought me out of my shell. I just randomly in my own world just started doing my zanku & these girls screamed “JESUUUU, so Oyinbo can do zanku!?! How omg!” Then, it went up from there. 🤣❤️ I made an effort to involve myself in activities. People were shocked!! I actively participated in kitchen duty, sanitation duty, joined and lead our platoon volleyball team, I did Miss NYSC, etc. I was always the loudest cheerleader for my platoon! #oneplatoon
I found it interesting that as I began to come out of my shell, people started getting to actually know me. I valued the “I didn’t like you before, but now I love you!” statements I was receiving from so many people. After a while, people realized my American accent was REAL! The army guys were super sweet & made me laugh a lot! The state coordinator, camp commandant & director all were amazing people! The camp was CLEAN! And not crowded. The air was pure, the weather though was colddddd! If I had to do it all over again, I’d choose here.
I made friends from states I never heard of until I came to Nigeria! Sokoto, Jigawa, Kebbi, Gombe, Taraba, & various regions of the country. I’ll say it again, my fellow Plateau Kopas, in 5-10 years, call meeeeeee & if I can help you I will!!! Let’s work together! Let’s build! & if I need help, I’m calling you all too!! Camp was a humbling experience. And yes, I stayed in camp all 21 days! If I can do it, as “diva” or “high maintenance” as some claim I am, you can do it too!. The end :) #nysc #plateau #nigeria #igbo #mangucamp
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