October 3, 2023


sights and trips

Ikania Kaale’s Journey From Tanzania To Fargo

Habari Gani

I hope this write-up finds you energized about the looming Summertime solstice!

This month I needed to chat with a expensive buddy of mine who paved the way for me ahead of I came to the FM area: Sir Ikania Kaale. In daily life, it is essential to constantly understand individuals that arrived before you who make a new home a improved spot for you.

Ikania is one of the people today who welcomed me to Fargo as a brethren from East Africa and encouraged me to thrive in the FM place.

For those who do not know Ikania, he may possibly surface as an introvert, but he is a social butterfly the moment you get to know him. He also enjoys investing time with his cherished kinds. Ikania grew up in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) but he invested a significant component of his daily life away from property in boarding university and the United states of america.

Ikania enjoys time with loved ones and good friends moreover the outdoors trying to keep lively by means of functioning and biking. What is extra, Ikania enjoys reading books, listening to audiobooks, touring and meeting new people today.

Following time if you see Ikania, question him why he loves Fargo! Until eventually we fulfill:
Continue to be Balanced!
– Cyusa

In which do you phone dwelling?

They say that home is the place the heart is. Above the a long time there have been a lot of places I termed property. From the southern highlands of Tanzania exactly where I went to boarding faculty to the gorgeous coastal town in Tanzania the place I grew up and the place my mom and dad, my siblings and my prolonged family reside with their people. The slopes of Kilimanjaro are the place my family originates from. Developing up I used most of my Xmas holidays at my grandparent’s homestead on the slopes of the Kilimanjaro. A person of my earliest recollections that has been etched in my mind is from the homestead. I bear in mind brushing my tooth in the yard whilst looking at the tallest free of charge-standing mountain in the environment, Mount Kilimanjaro. To day that has received to be some of the most lovely scenery, I have ever experienced the privilege of experiencing, and to get in touch with that spot dwelling is the icing on the cake.

My journey in the United states of america started out out in Hamden and New Haven, Connecticut, and ultimately led me to Fargo, North Dakota, the place I have lived for 19 yrs now. In spite of the brutal winters my time in Fargo has been a excellent pleasure and privilege of a life span. I have met plenty of folks who have made a long lasting mark in my existence. That stated, the place I get in touch with house is where my coronary heart has felt the most passion which is all the aforementioned spots.

The story of your enthusiasm for traveling and how did you land in Fargo?

I have often had an adventurous spirit and a enthusiasm to enterprise into the mysterious, so considerably so that as a youthful boy my desire was to grow to be an airline pilot. My quite 1st solo journey experience arrived when I was at the ripe age of 14 heading to my boarding college about 10 several hours from residence by bus. I can however see my nervous self on that day when I close my eyes. The anxiety of shifting to a new spot pretty significantly from household and conference new men and women was each nerve-wracking and exciting at the identical time. That identical spirit of experience ended up landing me all way from Tanzania to Fargo, North Dakota.

What are your favorite actions in Fargo during each period?

Although on paper Fargo is claimed to have 4 seasons, after the quite a few a long time of residing in Fargo I can communicate for a whole lot of individuals. I know that Fargo has two seasons particularly: “Nice” and “Nasty”. When the climate is “Nice” I like to spend as a great deal time as I can outside the house. If I am not working or biking, then I am hanging out with some buddies and household in the outside. There are bonfires, balcony impromptu get- togethers, road visits around the Midwest and tenting excursions just to name a handful of. When the climate is “Nasty” I commit a large amount of time nursing my sore muscular tissues from a great number of shoveling and snow pushing. I also attempt to make it to the ski resorts in the spot despite my beginner status in snowboarding. In recent decades, prior to the pandemic, my relatives and I started a custom of frequenting loved ones-helpful concert events in the place, largely Christian songs concerts. We enjoy them really significantly and we are hunting forward to the put up-pandemic time when we can go back again to attending concert events yet again.

Why must people treatment about existence outside the house the Midwest?

As a young boy, it was really intriguing to see how usually my father viewed and listened to the intercontinental information. In truth, from time to time it was variety of aggravating cause he would interrupt my scheduled Tuesday evening broadcasting of MTV Rap Music Movies. At present my young children get to delight in listening to the news with me any time they jump into my car or truck to go spots. With the technological breakthroughs right now, info is actually at our fingertips.

We should all be pretty grateful simply because there was a time people experienced to go the excess mile to get updated on environment problems and present-day affairs. All people today from all walks of lifetime are additional the identical than they are unique. By mastering other people’s encounters, we all find out to take pleasure in what we by now have and strive to improve what demands to be enhanced in our communities and the communities exterior ours.

What are clichés and misconceptions of the African continent or Tanzania do you hear often? How do you debunk them?

The major false impression of the African continent that I have listened to very a little bit is that of war, hunger, illnesses and deaths. Sadly, most of the news from Africa that will make the information cycles in the international news media is that of war, hunger, illnesses and fatalities. Do not get me improper, there are some war-torn nations around the world and places in Africa that are fight-scarred with spoil, starvation, illnesses and fatalities. But not all sites are like that. Escalating up in Tanzania, I was lucky not to practical experience any wars. In reality, I grew up in a fast paced and bustling metropolis of about 6 million people today. For the most portion life about there is no different from life in any huge town.

What do you like about owning a family members in the FM spot? What is your favourite family exercise in the FM spot?

The FM location is pretty loved ones-welcoming. No subject wherever you go you are far more most likely to fulfill a common friendly smile. The community features a whole lot of pursuits for youngsters most of which are by way of Fargo Parks and Recreation. It is awesome for us mom and dad to see the little ones make connections and improve together through all the things to do they go to. 1 of our preferred spouse and children things to do is to go view my son engage in in a rock band at live shows held by Elevate Rock School two times a year. We also appreciate observing the young children competing in soccer game titles as a result of TriCity United, Baseball via Fargo Parks, go soar close to at the Sky Zone and sledding on lots of mini hills close to city that also double as dikes maintaining the Crimson River in verify through the flood year.

What is your vision 2030? Wherever will you be and why?

The ultimate dream is to eventually make my way back again to Dar es Salaam in which it all began. The timeline is a small fuzzy at the second, but the aspiration is nevertheless alive.