Hi friends… Oh, you have no idea how much I have wanted to share this with all of you. I am glad that now I am able to. I will get to it, but I am one to tell a long story before I get to the point but I promise I will eventually get to it.
I was born with this innate desire to be part of ‘the better world’. I am such a dreamer you see, and at this age I still do believe in a better world. A world free of war, greed and evil not necessarily unicorns. My professor told us in our first United Nations Diplomacy class that, ‘there’s no place for idealists in diplomacy’, and I remember mind rolling my eyes. See, I like to consider myself idealist-realist where I envision things idealistically and then apply that to the reality that’s on ground. I fear that if I take the realist approach first I won’t be able to dream. Reality tends to fail us before we can even try.
In my quest for a better world, I made up my mind early on in life that I would work for a Non or Inter-Governmental Organization (hence my UN obsession), every course I have done in school has been driven by that one desire to be part of the force behind a better world. EVERY SINGLE COURSE! I just want to be able to serve people, to serve the world.
Moving on, after my Law degree I had my mind set that one day I would have my own Non Profit Organization (NPO). I didn’t know what it would do, I didn’t know how I would do it, where the money would come from. I was absolutely clueless, but you know when you know that you know that is the thing you have to do? This was/is it for me. I decided to trust God on this path to the unknown, some thought it reckless but I have come to understand that you can’t try to explain your dream or vision to someone who it wasn’t given to. The same way I wouldn’t understand why someone would want to go camping. This is an act of blind faith, trusting in a God who has NEVER failed me.
You know what completely leaves my mouth jaw dropping? Last year spring I made the verbal commitment to my NPO by telling my mum. There was no going back on that word. This semester I took a course called; United Nations and Civil Society: A Dynamic Partnership. This course requires us to create our own NPO from scratch. Who would have known? I walk around so awestruck at how God predestines things for us no matter where we are. We have dreams and visions and we don’t know why we have them in the moment but then one by one, things start to fall in place and we find ourselves at a total loss for words.
I have so let myself go, where was I? Yes, my dream is here…in Warrior Women, a NPO with a vision to empower girls through education in my country. There is a girl dropout crisis, many girls do not finish school due to many reasons (a post for another day explaining Warrior Women).
I have an amazing team am working with, and I couldn’t do this without them. I have known these girls for eternity I would say, and I am humbled that they believe in me enough to support this cause. Rachel and Sanyu are so passionate and such movers and shakers and I truly am the lucky one to have them on my small YET mountain moving team.
My 15 year old sister is my muse, she’s my lab rat and the person I have brainstormed with and poured my heart out to. I love that she is heavily invested in this.
Anthony, who I would refer to as my American breakthrough and a few other extra special people who are working behind the scenes. To have each one of them believe in this, I could never fully get the right English words to articulate my gratitude towards them.
In a few weeks, I shall write a post on Warrior Women detailing our vision, mission, why we are necessary, our intentions, why girls etc.
I look oh so forward to sharing ideas with all of you concerning the ‘girl matter’, to your support that I undeniably need and I want you ALL to be part of this movement rooting for the girl child. Where their desire to remain in school, or to attend school becomes our desire too. See, education is one of the greatest investments whose benefits are reaped by many.
“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” Brigham Young
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