It is impossible for our earth to remain constant and not be prone to the changes regarding not only the climatic change but also the way in which people are evolving. As the years have gone by we have learnt to take and see this as the beauty that the world’s geography has to offer. With 2013 comes a new year, new resolutions, new changes, new challenges and last but not least new relations.
2012 was a great year! I found out about Eli Africa and fell into a course of my life that I never knew even existed in the first place. It was a defining year for me, I grew to know more about myself as a person and as a human being. I learnt from the mistakes I made and from the advice that many generous people communicated to me on various occasions. I discovered a whole new world and not forcibly concerning the good side; I dove into the study of International Relations and it opened my eyes to a less innocent world where ruthless political leaders ruled. It soon became a passion of mine to explore the ways in which they used a mixture of intelligence and strategy to get where they wanted to be. I became in aw of many who had power between the years 1900-2000. I went through the Great World Wars as well as the Cold War extensively and found my “calling” if you will. 2012 was the year where I, in somewhat of a manner, decided my future.
This year will be a roller-coaster to say the least. Whenever there’s an ‘up’ there will automatically be a ‘down’ and that’s where the real test lies; it will be up to us to decide what roads to take and what decisions to make. In my case it will be a year where accumulating a certain level of knowledge will be seated in the front seat. We’ve already been seeing some of what this year will bring, the climatic dangers are fiercer than ever with wild fires roaring in Australia, below freezing conditions in Syria and for the first time in 8 years, snow makes an appearance in London. The rich are going to become richer and the poor, poorer unless we decide to take hold and make a change where it matters. It only takes 0.35% of each person’s income to take every single person out of hunger and starvation. With only two years left to fulfill the UN’s Millenium Development Goals, 2013 has to be a year of change for the good; we as the world’s population cannot afford to waste time anymore. I have decided to do my part by attempting to achieve the second of the eight goals which is to “achieve universal primary education” and I tend to do it through Eli Africa who as an organization offers a door for us to open and walk straight through to a better world and a better tomorrow.
I wish you all a fantastic New Year and make sure to do your best so that together we can move forward as one.