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IN MY OWN WORDS!!!

I want to be an established communications consultant and Author. As a consultant I want to engage in public relations, branding, media relations and conducting communications audit.
As an author, my dream is to write set books (books used in high schools for literature studies). I have written several literary stories and have been e-published by organizations such as storymoja publishers. However, I have lot of manuscripts pending of which I am seeking mentorship with established writers so that I can understand my nichè and run with it.
To accomplish my dreams I need to be healthy, eat well and exercise. At the moment I am training as a Karateka which I take as my sport. So far I am the only girl where I train and my male counterparts are very supportive they encourage me and one of them is teaching me to skate. I can say I am overcoming the fear of trying something new. I am also learning swimming and I want to learn how to ride a motor bike.
I would love to get married have twins (boys) and adopt a girl.
I have the vision of a free street children and street families Kenya by 2020. I align this to:

THE VISION…
A national long-term development blue-print to create a globally competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life by 2030, that aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030 in a clean and secure environment.
I want all children to have not only the basic primary education but also secondary school education. This will help them better their lives, families, communities, our beloved country, continent and the world too.
My vision for the world is a people that care for each other and do not discriminate against race, gender or religion. A world where we can learn from each other; where a child from my village can go for an exchange programme in Japan and learn how to make vehicles or in South Korea and learn how to make phones.
A world where we are one yet with diversity which makes each one of us distinct and have their ‘strong hold’. A world that is not defined by such terms as; third-world countries, second world countries, first world countries and superpowers. It is true that our economic status vary but when such terms are used in school, we feel like third rate human beings and if human rights are anything to go by they accrue to every human being so none is more human than the other.
Our children need to understand this in their early years
In Kenya we trust products and services that are ISO certified it means they meet the world standards. This is the reason why I want to be a voices of our future correspondent, to have my voice in an international forum; that my ambitions and dreams are not confined in my village and country alone but heard in the world. Growing up most of us wanted to be white and to live abroad. We did not believe in ourselves but now things have changed as a Kenya girl I believe I have equal opportunities as the rest of the world and I just need to persist.
I am looking forward to five months of meeting new people with diverse experiences from which I can tap wisdom and bring back home…I am looking forward to hearing an international voice.
This will help me achieve my dream by creating networks for my communications consultancy work, getting ideas on my writing projects especially set books to benefit the academia.
I will also lobby for support in my vision for a street families free Kenya.
It will also be an opportunity for me to travel outside my country, as an undergraduate student I had qualified for an exchange program in US Northwestern College in Minnesota unfortunately the week I was to travel my father disappeared and I could not travel. We are now back together as a family but that opportunity by-passed me; I believe this could be another opportunity.

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Binti Kamau's picture

IN MY OWN WORDS

These words will keep me in check...they are my own, yet need the support of other voices to achieve. Will you be the voice?

No Retreat, No Surrender

Cassady's picture

Very well said, Binti!

I am so glad that you have persisted! Your voice is strong and your words are powerful. From just this short post I can tell that you are a very brave woman, and very dedicated to making a difference. Keep on learning and sharing, and I wish you all the best with your manuscripts!

Cassady
www.worldschildren.org

Binti Kamau's picture

Cassandy

Your words charge me to keep on moving. I will be opening your website to see what you do.Thank You

No Retreat, No Surrender

Binti Kamau's picture

WorldsChildren

Hey Cassady,

I have been going through the website www.worldschildren.org to see what you do. To say the least I am impressed...especially because I have also seen you are located in my country Kenya...I could say you are in part fulfilling my vision. Thank You....Will be learning more

No Retreat, No Surrender

Jan K Askin's picture

Stirring vision

Dear Binti,

Your vision of no street families in Kenya - and beyond that a diverse and mutually respectful world - stirs the soul! It reminds me of a British philosopher who asks his students to create a society in which they will not know their place in the hierarchy.

You imagine such a rich life. I wish you all the best.

Your sister in the US,

Jan

Jan Askin

Binti Kamau's picture

Hi Jan

I have come to realize that a fulfilling life is that which gives us joy and touches other people. I like the Chinese proverb: " Plant a tree under whose shade you will not shelter, but someone else will" It is the simplest definition of humanity. Regards

No Retreat, No Surrender

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