Archives for the month of: July, 2016

Once upon a time, all the mouse met together in council to discuss the best means of securing themselves against the attacks of the cat. After several suggestion had been debamaxresdefaultted, a mouse got up and said, “I think I have hit upon a plan which will ensure our safety in the future, provided you approve and carry it out. Lets tie a bell around the neck of our enemy the cat which will b
y tinkling will warn us of its approach.” This proposal was warmly applauded an
d it had nearly been adopted when an old mouse got upon its feet and said, “I agree with you all that the plan before us is an admirable one, but may i ask WHO IS GOING TO BELL THE CAT??”. And suddenly, there was pin drop silence as fear ran across the spine of every mouse present in the meeting. No rat was willing to take the risk!. Sadly, that is the life of most of us today.

If you must succeed, dare to try. Do something! Dare to take a risk! Dare to make a commitment because risk takers are the high fliers of their generation! To fail to risk is to risk failing. The people who risk nothing, do nothing, have nothing and are nothing.

Conquer fear and Take that step TODAY.

Can you bell a lion or a cat?? Go ahead!

 

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History was again repeated on September 25th 2015 when world leaders geared at the United Nation HeaJoseph Emmanuel Yabadquarters in New York to adopt the new set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all and as part of the new sustainable development agenda, each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.

For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and everyone in general. Now the big question is are young people fully ready to be at the centre of sustainable development agenda?

Youths can play a critical role in driving the required change if giving the opportunity to do so. Youths can be in the forefront for every major revolution, advocacy campaign and movement for social change and yet they are rarely incorporated in the development of new policies.

Young people can be the driving force for action in education and learning if their views and voices are included and respected in major global issues that affect them. For us to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, young people should be involved as active agents in the development agenda because young people will inherit the future. Young people have a lot to offer to sustainable development and should participate in planning the future.

My personal commitment to Sustainable Development Goals is to commit more of my time and resource to advocate for policies and programs that have the potential to impact positively the lives of young people especially in the areas of Health, Education, Environment and Business Development.

Whats your commitment to SDGs??