Giving what is required.
EXT. ST PAUL’S AVENUE ABA – MORNING:
It was a warn and easy morning in the heart of Aba Abia State and the sun rises with each second.
INT. MERILENE LODGE – SECOND FLOOR – DAY
The sound of a TV adverts coming from the sitting room.
BUCHI, 31, is a motivational speaker and an inspirational stalwart. Began his speaking debut while in high school and are also known to be an impeccable writer. Has authored three books and has spoken in over 13 events ranging from youth gathering, national conferences, business summits, educational debates and more. He is a traveler and has been to 29 states in Nigeria, helping people through job creation and verbal sponsorship.
Seated on his couch on the floor’s sit-out thinking and meditating. His radio was repeating a particular song. He wondered why and was going to change the channel if it continues. But for the last time, at least, he gave his true attention to the rhymes.
“You can make a change; a change from assault to asset. A change from zero to hero. A change from grass to grace. A life can change if you can make a change today”.
The radio graced BUCH’S evening as he nodded in full acceptance of the song.
(Whispered) “I am a change maker”. Rose to get his paper works for his speech presentation, come the annual youth empowerment program three days away.
BUCHI looked around in his room and found his paper work. Walked back to the sitting room and switched off the TV. Proceeded to his relaxation point at the sit-out, and whistled glamorously as he retouched his paper work to its final and finest round.
INT: LEARN TO GROW COMPUTERS – DAY.
Prefixed students waggle their mouse in the direction of their teacher. Everyone serious with learning .
ESTHER, 26, a graduate and the owner and manager at “Learn To Grow Computers”. Was a jobless and hopeless graduate for over four years before having the opportunity to attend one of BUCHI’S seminars few years back where he emphasized on the need and advantage of basic computer and internet knowledge for every one and business. Now BUCHI has helped her create a platform where she teaches over 200 remote men, women and children the use and application of computer and internet to their businesses and education.
I commend all of you for your commitment to learning and I wish to encourage you all to do more. This section stops here for today; stay safe going home!
A STUDENT, 23, extended a rapped gift to Miss. Esther.
I appreciate the way you are helping not only me, but all of us here to fit our businesses into the modern world.
ESTHER smiles; receiving the gift.
Thank you very much for the gift. The most important thing is that you see how what you are learning will help you grow your business. That’s our goal.
STUNDNT nodes in agreement.
Thank you… Buy!
The phone RINGS. ESTHER goes to…
THE OFFICE DESK
And answered the phone.
Hello sir; good afternoon.
Thank you ESTHER; how are you doing today?
I’m fine thank you sir. How is your speech preparation going?
INTERCUT PHONE CONVERSATION
All fine! The statistics you sent was a symbol of progress to our goal, and a whisper of well done to our effort. You’re really doing a good job over there. Keep it up!
Thank you sir.
BUCHI’S telephone rang from the dinning room….
BUCHI rushed to get it; cell phone pressed to his ear.
Eeh.. Okay then ESTHER; See you tomorrow. Bye!
See you too tomorrow sir. Bye!
EXT: AMARAKU MOTOR PACK – MORNING
ESTHER discussed with a bus conductor….
(11:40 – AM) ESTHER boarded a bus to Aba. Is was going to be a long drive, so she checked her wrist timer frequently until the bus took of at (12:15 – PM).
BUCHI had made arrangements to receive her on arriving, and a cab has already waited for her for minutes.
EXT: ABA ALL ROOT MOTOR PACK – DAY
CAB DRIVER, 40, a gentleman with a weak smile.
CAB DRIVER noticed a confused young lady , walked her …
Hello! are you ESTHER?
Yes I am
I am the driver to pick you.
ESTHER hissed and followed him to his cab.
Cab leaving motor pack ….
EXT: BENEZ HOTELS AND SUITE EVENT PACKING LOT - DAY
ESTHER exited the cab, paid her fair, walked into the event hall and met BUCHI, as they made final arrangements at the event’s hall.
Work continues ….
EXT: BENEZ HOTEL AND SUITES – DAY
Attendance troop in; men, women and young people answered the call to come one learn how much remote jobs are needed and how it can be created.
The theme of the seminar; “Creating Jobs For Those Who’ll Never find It”, glittered on the banner hung at the front wall of the hotel, as even the uninvited trooped in to listen to BUCHI and akin speakers speak.
The event has lasted for hours. Speakers spoke, songs played and the vibes were high when the chairman introduced and welcomed BUCHI.
BUCHI was full of experience but ESTHER was full of expectations. As he spoke, she jotted.
“My name is Edwin Buchi, and I thank all of you who decided to give attention and listen to our needs and responsibilities”.
“In Nigeria, we have over 60 percent of people said to be poor. Not because they cannot work, but because a great number of them has no job. Our men and women and children in the remote areas depend on their respective relatives living in cities for almost everything because there is no remote job for them. When the government create jobs, they always do not regard the citizens in the remote areas which is why everyone wants to come out to the city, so as to be noticed. And again, it is also notable that because everyone wants to come out to the city, we recount over population. In the city, houses are expensive, gridlocks are frequent, pollution is inevitable and even business slow down due to great number…. (MORE)
of people doing the same business in a geographical location, at the same time. While the people in the remote areas stays jobless and poor. In the course of my career, I’ve been to places where everyone travels miles to buy his or her own good or services, and the villagers has lived that way for years because no one ever thought innovatively. I have been to places where everyone lacked computer knowledge, and the people continue that way because no one thought of change. But my course is to change lives and rehabilitate societies. And in the best of my ability, I have reached milestones”.
“Right now, I think it’s not about me anymore. It’s about all of us here in this room, making a changes and effecting people’s lives positively”.
INTERCUT AUDIENCE TO BUCHI.
“Today, there are still great need to for remote jobs. In remote areas, graduates are jobless. Every day, they can only think of leaving for the city. But something can be done. Since development is meant for all grounds, everyone can work from wherever they found themselves and still make a living; thanks to technology and internet; It’s now left for us to make use of them to the full. People living in a high unemployment areas as tantamount in our country, can benefit maximally from the creation of remote jobs and e-learning. Stay at home moms can earn working from home. Due to high education fees, children can now learn from home just with a computer. People living in post war zones can benefit from e-learning, since infrastructure will take time to rebuild. Through the creation of remote jobs and e-learning, we can extend a helping hand to the refugees and teach them from wherever we are”.
INTERCUT BUCHI TO AUDIENCE.
“It’s imperative to note that all these are our responsibilities, and internet has only come to help is achieve the goal of getting to as many people that needed help as possible. And it will be more easier if have people working remotely to help the dispensing of education through e-learning.
“The need is high, but we are few. That is why we have to put only our selves into this, but also our minds. Today, we need remote jobs more than we need circular works in the city”. With our strength together, we can do it! Thank you”.
BUCHI’S talk was refreshing to the audience, but also sent a message of urgent-want and responsibility to each and everyone of them. Many undoubtedly saw the pressing need for remote jobs and e-learning.
Chatting continued until everyone left the venue.