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Heal the World

Im a Karaoke addict remember??? Hence you will probably know that pretty much half of the people who are music addicts absolutely love/d Michael Jackson and I love his song Heal the World and his chorus " Heal the world, make it a better place for you and for me and the entire human race, there are people dying if you care enough for the living make a better place for you and for me" symbolises in what I believe in - I want to make my community or the world a better place for you as well as for me. One thing I have found out about me or I should say was heavily re-instilled in me when I was recently living with 17 people from 14 different countries for the past 6 months is that whatever happens around me affects me (as it should) if people/neighbors around me are happy I am, and if they are always down then their bad vibe will most likely touch on me a little if not a lot.

I am a youth activist in the area of Education, I believe every one should have the chance to attain an education at least up to Diploma level, for that is the only way you can get a decent paying job in Malawi but in a country with only 5 government universities the chances of the thousands of youth who sit for university entrance exams to be selected into University is minimal. And the private colleges here charge an arm and a leg so many youth end up taking low paying jobs, some girls opt for what they might think is the 'easy way out' and go into prositution, some youth end up becoming theives and when they have children the cycle thereby continues.

Dekeyser and Friends Foundation are giving me a chance to realise my dream - to set up my own bamboo product making business and be able to export baskets - I will be making an income that will support me but also support needy youth who need income to help them pay for their tuition fees by employing them part time - in production, administration, accounts, etc, and for those youth who college is no longer an option, I will train them in bamboo product production. The youth will be identified via my youth network SAYOM (see my first post) and through youth groups. I will of course start small but in ten years time I believe I will have caused a wave!

This is why I want to become a Voices of Our Correspondent. There are so many people following World Pulse from all corners of the globe and my becoming a Voices of Our Correspondent on World Pulse would be one forum where my work can also be portrayed and seen by a lot of people thereby be able to network and access more opportunities for myself, these youth and my community and this my beloved friends will be my fifth, sixth, seveth... step in helping to heal the world...

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MudiwaM's picture

:-)

Wow, You seem really focused and determined maybe you could lend me some of your magic? :-)

Myrthe's picture

Thank you for telling us

Thank you for telling us something about education in Malawi. I believe education is so important! Good luck with your bamboo business! I think that is a great way to give young people the opportunity to learn valuable skills and give them an opportunity to get an education as well.

viochan's picture

Great Vision

You are definitely on your way to realizing the great vision you have told us about in your post! I admire your determination and your passion for educating the youth of Malawi. I think this is fabulous and inspiring!

Best of luck to you!!

Violeta

Rosebill's picture

:)

Your words or encouragement inspire and motivate me to do more - thank you!

Rosebill Satha
Chairperson
Self Advancement for Youth in Malawi (SAYOM)
P O Box 30621, LILONGWE, Malawi

Mirchii's picture

Such a fun read!

Dear Rosebill,

It is so wonderful to learn of your accomplishments- not only have you given your dream the shape of an idea, but also managed to fully plan and execute it. Your efforts are truly commendable! Keep up the good work.

Love and peace,
Sahar

Rosebill's picture

Thank you Sahar

Thank you Sahar have a lovely week

Rosebill Satha
Chairperson
Self Advancement for Youth in Malawi (SAYOM)
P O Box 30621, LILONGWE, Malawi

Sarvina's picture

Hi Rosebill, Your article is

Hi Rosebill,

Your article is so interesting and I feel so happy reading it. You have a strong vision...wish you achieve your goal...

Regards,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

Rosebill's picture

Me too :)

Thanks Sarvina, I hope so too :)

Rosebill Satha
Chairperson
Self Advancement for Youth in Malawi (SAYOM)
P O Box 30621, LILONGWE, Malawi

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