Hi guys! I trust that you’ve all been doing well. The past few weeks have been hectic for me, so I didn’t get to post a lot.
With the political situation in Kenya, things sort of slowed down a bit. However, for a positive bug like me, things did not look all bleak. The one thing about me that should inspire you is that I never feel obsolete, despite the many challenges that life brings in our lives!
I have been working on this blog since May 2012. It started off as a simple, inspirational blog where I would share tidbits about life in general. Now, it is a fully fledged multi-dimensional platform where I get to share practical knowledge and skills that the youth need to excel in their different life projects, be it education, entrepreneurship or even a day job.
Through this blog, I have gotten to feature “Bad and Boujee” music video director Daps, Hollywood director Hannah Lux Davis, Jamaican Pop Star Samantha J and renowned dancer Nqobile Danseur. All of them have one thing in common; even though they’re excelling in the global entertainment industry, they all put education first.
I am excited to announce that I am now a UN Global Schools ambassador, which means that I will be spearheading the Education for Sustainable Development narrative in institutions across the country, and globally. I have always been passionate about education. I do believe that if you empower a young person with practical skills, they can whoever they want to be in life and contribute to the common good of their societies and the planet at large.
In 2013, I became finalist in the NUHA Foundation Global Blogging Prize, having talked about the importance of local governments funding education. Titled “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest,” the piece tackled the various issues facing the local higher education system, telling the government that “we cannot be reluctant to fund education since it is the pillar for tomorrow’s generation’s survival.” In 2015, I became an ambassador for NUHA, an education NGO, registered as a charity with the Charity Commission of England & Wales (under no. 1160523).
With the latest appointment as a Global Schools Ambassador, I join my colleagues who will be part of this initiative which is managed by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth Initiative. My fellow ambassadors come from Jamaica, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Kenya, Nigeria, Philippines.
The 17 SDGs are the core of the 2030 agenda, which pushes for sustainable development across the member countries of the UN, through equitable distribution of wealth and getting rid of inequalities. Some of the celebrities advocating for SDGs include Leo Messi, World Renowned Footballer & UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Leymah Gbowee, Director, Gbowee Peace Foundation, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever and Queen Mathilde of Belgium.
I look forward to sharing more of this with you in the coming weeks. Just know that I am very grateful for your support. Join me in advocating for Sustainable Development across the world! The world deserves more than just taking from it without giving back.
About Global Schools
Global Schools is an initiative led by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth) in support of UNESCO’s Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development (GAP-ESD). The vision of the program is to generate interest about sustainable development in schools in an effort to educate and engage students with the SDGs and to encourage them to prioritize the goals in their lifestyles, behaviors, education and professional careers as these goals provide framework for a better world that children could live in the future. The program aims to do this by transforming learning environments globally and making schools the hubs of education and leadership on SDGs, ultimately becoming vehicles for empowering and mobilizing students and young people to help implement the SDGs in their communities.
Learn more at http://globalschools.info/