Speaking strongly about my experience at the CGIU. Listen and share!
This is a rather colloquial report of the recent uplifting my life got from the just concluded Clinton Global Initiative University – which is by far one of the most rewarding and inspiring four consecutive days of my life!
It was my first visit to the United States – I guess that’s enough fun in itself. “Are you visiting for the first time” the Immigration officer asked. Yes! I yelled. My excitement was Obvious!
The American atmosphere (in all sense) was exactly as I expected it. The slangs, the speed of speech, the friendliness or ‘carefree-ness’, the liveliness of the young people and the complete difference from the stiffened keep-to-myself dispositions I have been forced into in Europe!
A visit to the Grand Canyon was my first milestone. I was blown away with the serenity and beauty of nature. The road experience to and through the Grand Canyon was awesome in itself. With other seven amazing youths, we danced, jumped, sang and breathed the bliss of nature.
When the conference started, I did not know I was in for an experience that will completely change my perspective and revive my enthusiasm. From planetary sessions to skills and working sessions, networking events and office hours, I listened and interacted with perhaps the greatest personalities I ever met: President Bill Clinton, Hilary Clinton, Senator John McCain, Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia), Chelsea Clinton, Billy Drayton (Ashoka Foundation), Bunker Roy (The Barefoot College) etc. They literarily changed my paradigms about my responsibility to make the world a better place.
I also got the chance to meet awesome and determined young people from all over the world. Each person is committed to a (social) project aimed at changing the world! Interacting with these passionate individuals simply got me deeply challenged and inspired never to stop stand for the course(s) that I know that is right and to keep doing great things. To each person I met, I promised “I will do my best to make the world a better place. I will not fail my generation!”
I will conclude by encouraging every young person reading this short note to have a rethink of their lives. What is your life about? What problems are you solving in your family, community and in your country? What are you responsible for? And to whom? How are you pursuing the solutions to the problems you perceive? How well? This quote has really got me thinking a lot and I hope it gets you thinking too: “Do not allow schooling interfere with your education!” Be brave, courageous and true to yourself! Find out what you are shaped for and go all out for it! Nothing else will ‘make sense’ at the end of the day! Get inspired and stay inspired!
Let me introduce you to my Charity Project – FeedOneProject.com. Over 10,000 Nigerian families have been fed and revived in the past 15 months. That is one of the things I am doing! What are you doing?
A great opportunity I will like to share with you is the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (GESS). This is not just a convential Summer School. It is rather a tremendous opportunity for you – Have a look at the 7 reasons to apply for the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School – See more at: http://www.globalsummerschool.org