When we can see it in our heads
On a recent morning in March, a group of volunteers are on a bus heading to the edge of the city.
Their goal: get the message to people in the countryside, so that people can be reminded of a message they have received in their heads.
“We’re going to talk to them and ask them what’s going on in their life,” says Tim, one of the volunteer coordinators, a 26-year-old American who has been in Nigeria for five years.
“It’s something that we don’t normally do in Nigeria, where we’re afraid of being seen, or of being suspected.”
For the past decade, Tim has been organizing these conversations in the remote villages of the Kano region.
They are one of many efforts to connect the rural areas of Nigeria with the global Internet, and are a sign of the way the Internet is reshaping the way we interact.
The rural area is also home to the vast majority of people in Nigeria.
But in the last five years, the Internet has brought about a change in how we think about these remote villages.
The Internet has created a global village of internet-connected people, who are often the only people living there.
They’re often illiterate, unemployed, and lack jobs.
They also live in small, isolated communities where they have few other options for communication.
As a result, these people are less likely to be connected to each other and more likely to get distracted.
The internet is also a tool for building trust.
A recent report from the Pew Research Center found that 70% of rural Nigerian adults feel distrustful of their own government.
In Nigeria, a majority of rural residents have less trust in government.
But for the first time, these rural people are also more likely than the urban population to trust the Internet.
They have also begun to build trust in the Internet and in each other.
The volunteers are part of a campaign called the Internet Village Project (INSPIRE), which helps the rural internet community build trust and confidence in the Nigerian government.
The project started in 2013 and has since grown into an international network of volunteer organizers.
The goal is to create an online network that can connect the entire rural Nigerian population.
It also helps to create a community that can reach out to the outside world.
In Kano, Tim, and his colleagues have a new role.
They work as a village police, which means they have to act as the eyes and ears of the people they serve.
“You don’t want to be an authority, but at the same time, you don’t need to be the one to be authoritative,” says David, one OFP coordinator in Kano.
In this role, Tim is often the one who calls the shots, asking people if they have heard anything.
This is especially true in rural areas, where communication is often not available.
“I don’t like to be a policeman,” he says.
“But I think we need to have a role in the village.”
One of the main ways OFP works is by having two groups of volunteers who go out each week to the villages and talk to residents.
They take their phone numbers, email addresses, and other personal information, and they meet with the people in their communities to talk about issues such as food, electricity, water, and sanitation.
When the community gets enough of this information, it is used to start an online discussion about the issues that are important to them.
In many cases, these discussions lead to more than one person sharing their own stories, and to the creation of a network of people that can support each other through problems.
The villagers are also often the ones who have the power to stop the conversations, and Tim and his team have been working hard to ensure that this happens.
For example, they have asked the villagers to sign a petition to make the government do more to address the issue of lack of electricity.
In one village, they had an elderly man who said that the villagers did not have electricity.
“They had no water, they did not eat,” he told the OFP team.
But he then went on to say that if the villagers received electricity, they would be able to use it.
“He’s very much the village representative,” says Timothy.
“There are no other representatives.”
And in another village, the villagers said that if they received electricity they would get to have more than a single refrigerator, so they could store food and other items in the fridge.
“What I love about that [is that] the villagers have actually done it,” says William.
“The villagers have spoken, and the government is listening.”
The villagers and the OFPs “love” each other because they have shared the same problems, says Tim.
And, of course, the OFPP has also done its part to make sure that the community is safe.
As of late 2017, OFP has had over 6,500 volunteers in the Kato region, but there is still much work to do. In order