Fun with a Lasting Impact

Fun with a Lasting Impact

Quite often when people go out for fun activities they eat, drink, network and make friends. I won’t dwell much on that. The essence behind this piece is to share my experience during my first event outside Nairobi County as a Ugandan intern in WYA Africa. I am not an outdoor person; but on Saturday … Continue reading

It Started with a Pencil

It Started with a Pencil

 I was 5 years old then, when I held my first pencil. I remember not writing down letters but drawing squiggly lines and circles that didn’t look like circles at all; and I can say that I made art for the first time. At an early age I expressed myself, not with words, but with … Continue reading

Humility, How Complex You Are!

Humility, How Complex You Are!

I am totally aware of my incapacity to accept compliments. I honestly find them kind of useless; as I genuinely prefer critics for to me, they are more constructive. Compliments are just an applause, while critics are one of those rhythmic claps your annoying teacher does when they want you to hurry up and move. … Continue reading

There’s no place for controversial terms in the SDGs

There’s no place for controversial terms in the SDGs

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, who is charged with “advocat[ing] for addressing the development needs and rights of young people,” has proposed several amendments to the zero draft for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He has advocated to include the terms “reproductive rights” and “comprehensive education on human sexuality.” These terms are … Continue reading

Lessons From My Internship

Lessons From My Internship

My experience working at World Youth Alliance this summer has taught me many things, has expanded my organizational skills, and has fortified my view on the human person. In the past few weeks, I’ve been given the opportunity to help organize an international summer camp, coordinate and host a Film Night as well as a … Continue reading

What Makes a Hero?

What Makes a Hero?

September 2009—Manila, Philippines Torrential flooding sweeps through the country, eventually leaving half a million people homeless with an official death toll of 165 people dead in 24 hours of the worst tropical storm the country has seen in seventy years. It is in times like these that a particular brand of heroism comes out in … Continue reading

It’s More Than a Broken Promise

It’s More Than a Broken Promise

I say I promise when I know that I can’t make it to your birthday party, or to your brother’s graduation ceremony – But is it really my fault that I don’t know what it means to actually make a promise? I honestly believe that it’s my parents’ fault, since they promised to buy me … Continue reading