TODAY MAKES TOMORROW
Week Four Assignment
Having come from a rather shaky and uncertain background and having seen the difficulties my mother (who died ten years ago) and other relatives went through to lay a foundation for my brothers and I, I developed the desire to help other people in a small way I could. Life is not about complaining on how unfortunate someone is or how terrible their situation is but rather what you can do with your unfortunate situation to create change with which other people will get inspired. I used to feel the pain my mother used to go through after the death of my father at that time which contributed greatly to my decision not to allow a negative situation to bring me down as I believe that contributed to my mother’s ill health until she finally died.
My general desire and vision for my life is to continue being an agent of positive change in my family and my community/or the world. I want my community to become a better place for all to live in with equal access to essential commodities without discrimination regardless of their standing in society. Lack of proper education or poor family background should not be an excuse to deny anyone their right to having a decent livelihood as illustrated by one of AFRICAN PROVERBS which says: BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO TRADE IN BLAME, LOOK IN THE MIRROR, and indeed the mirror told me that am no different from any other human being.
I believe and feel duty bound to carry out this task whole heartedly, off course with active participation of my community, by so doing, they will become part and parcel of the process of change.
I want to be a Voices of Our Future Correspondent as I believe that I have the right attitude and zeal to become one and my participation on this platform will help in bringing the much needed change through sharing and exchange of information, and also by highlighting what I am doing for my community, others will learn and in the end be able to apply whatever they would have learnt, in their communities. Having put myself up as a community leader is not an easy task as it requires concerted efforts from all stake holders in this case efforts from other correspondents, my community and myself as a leader should blend well so as to achieve the intended goal. No contribution or effort is too little if it is done in a collective way.
Being a voices of our future correspondent will help me achieve my vision in so many ways, one being that ,the exposure earned on this platform will open doors even for other cooperating partners to come on board and render different forms of assistance be it capacity building depending on the need. The experience I will gain from this platform will translate in efficiency in both the management of the project and that of the beneficiaries. The resultant effect will build my community and would have empowered that woman who in most cases is at the centre of family upbringing but with little support. In the process of my being a voices of our future correspondent, I will groom other women in my community to become leaders so as to keep the chain growing by passing on the mantle to all corners of the community.