Life is not always about sunshine and rainbows. It is full of surprises that most of them will get out of your expectations. The most successful people have long failure trends before they could travel their success. Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse- he was fired from a newspaper cause he lacked imagination and he had no original ideas. Things will not always walk in your way. You will get stumbled, you will get pushed and you will get knocked down. You have to prepare yourself from every disappointment, and discouragement cause that’s what living is. Living is to be able to see the beauty through life. Having a heart of Nelson Mandela, the courage of Christopher Columbus, the confidence of Will Smith and your will to pursue – to live.

Imagine being born without limbs. You wouldn’t be able to wrap your arms around a friend, no fingers to experience touch, no way to lift or hold things. How much difficult life would be if you were born without arms or limbs? How about legs? Imagine instead of having no arms and hands you still had no legs. No ability to dance, walk, run or even stand. Now put those scenarios together, no arms no legs. What life would be? Australian Nick Vujicic came into life without arms and legs. Just to make you understand the difference between life and living. Nick likes and he actually go swimming, play golf, fishing, dancing and travelling around the world. He has attained his university degrees just like everybody who did. Adding to that Nick is currently a CEO of a Non profit Organisation named Life without Limbs. He is a remarkable inspirational speaker.

I really adore most of the words of wisdom, like the one saying ” Life is full of choices”. We choose to do almost everything in the way we desire. We choose to be honest or to lie. We choose to start right and end left. We choose to be happy or to be sad. We choose to forgive and some let go. These choices matters. What happens is that when we make these choices we certainly ignore what life really is.

What choice would you make if you were Nick? Tell yourself you cannot do it? You not worth it? You are not blessed? Or you would just say “I’m hurt, can’t take it anymore?” That’s life. Living is to be able to fight the negativity that challenges you from accepting the ability and beauty in you and in others. It does not mean that the today’s successful people including Nick did not go through failures, disappointments and to the point of wanting to give up. It is because they understood that success means one getting up one more step forward, simply attained by being able to do things that others are not willing to do.

Life can only be defined as beautiful when you truly start living. Starting to understand that things will turn out worse before they can come up good. Starting to see the little success out of every failure. Smile out of every disappointment. Courage out of every judgement. Living is about looking positively at every inch that matters in around you, the love, legacy, health, teamwork, family, hard working, prayers, learning, persistence, royalty, discipline and mostly forgiving yourself.

Life is Mean, Living is Beautiful.


Volunteer.Grow up. Make positive Change.

As we grow up, things changes. Earlier, a hero was not a hero without carrying a spear or gun to hunt or fight a will. A modern hero is someone who stands to his or her beliefs. Bro’s and Sis’s, someday at some point will have to serve at different professionals –  Some are to be artists, architects and such. To what cardinals do we want to grow up to our visions and wishes?

 Growing up is challenging – yet fun and joyful. The general perception of most of today’s youth is to live upon ones wishes and potentials when life means fully when we live and gladly stay connected with the airs that blows both sides of our ages.

A call for Unity! Employment! More opportunity for youth while we ignore the existing chances of getting involved in different issues related to our set goals. A. P Pereira, an Indian author of the book Success in 30 Days explains that ambition is like a seed packet – you know what you want and you know what you expect.

The Mother Earth gives out a broader call for the reached, unreached and all the young people to stand up and take action in response to their our role in community development. Sustainability of Global development comes by all of us getting involved from early today. One man can be important in team but one man cannot make a team. That is why we both have to be the change we want to see.

Volunteerism is the home for change makers who want to grow up and make impact. Volunteersim is for you and me. Youth represent a top prior in the UN and a new generation  of the work of the organization. When youth are involved, we are involved. We grow up nurturing our potentials making new friends and impact at local and Global development.

Start Volunteering. Make poverty history.

Life is too short

Today I attended the funeral of a late friend/co-worker and I must admit I am deeply saddened at the loss of such a life, a life full of potential that could have changed our crumbling society for the better and impact the community at large. My dear friend departed this life at 22yrs of age, which I find very frightening and deeply confused.  I somehow also felt guilt that I could have reached out/done more to learn about him and discover his problems and see if I can aid him in the best possible means. If anything, today has taught me that life is too short to be depressed, feel negative and give up. I have certainly gotten a wake up call and there could be other youths out there just like him that have personal turmoil and don’t know who to turn to for help. It’s up to us as a people, as a society to get out there and extend a olive branch to the troubled youth and make them rise from their grave situation and realize that ‘easy way out’ isn’t the best way. I leave here a small poem which best conveys how I felt.


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
Love the people who treat you right.
Forget about the ones who don’t.
Believe everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said life would be easy.
They just promised it would be worth it.

Incredible YUNA TANZANIA at a glance.

Youth of United Nations Association of Tanzania (YUNA TANZANIA)  is a youth led organization working to promote the values and principles of the United Nations amongst youth in Tanzania. Working in close partnership with our parent organization, the United Nations Association of Tanzania, our purpose is to bring the “UN close to young people and young people close to the UN.”

YUNA Tanzania was established in 1996 as a youth wing of the UNA of Tanzania. Since its establishment it has managed to stand as the leading voice and platform of young people in Tanzania concerning capacity building and awareness on issues under the UN Agenda such as human rights and community development.  Many of the youth leaders in various sectors in Tanzania governmental and non- governmental are the impact of YUNA into building a better future of the Nation. It has been the mother organization linking young people in Tanzania and the Global movements of youth.

YUNA has programs such as UN Chapters and UN Clubs. UN Chapters are the group of youth having YUNA membership and run activities from all higher learning institutions  in Tanzania while UN Clubs are the clubs in secondary schools reaching to approximately 234 clubs doing various activities in furthering the UN Agenda.

YUNA runs joint activities such as International commemorations, capacity building programs, dialogues, charity activities, voluntarily teaching programs in rural areas and it is  the only outstanding organization organizing for an annual Tanzania Model United Nations (TMUN).

Currently, YUNA is chaired by Mr. Lwidiko Edward Mhamilawa with a team of very committed young leaders derived from the network of UN Chapters (UNC). Youth MDGs Campaign is the campaign of found by the current UN Clubs Tanzania Network (UNCTN) Secretary General, Mr. Elijah E. Msagati under YUNA TANZANIA as the role of youth in Tanzania in playing part in contributing for awareness concerning the United Nations 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which aims at eradicating xtreme poverty and hunger by 2015. Tanzania has been awarded by the United Nations Secretary General Ban ki Moon for attainance of the Goal 2. Achieve universal primary education in the year 2010.

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YUNA welcome all the international youth-led organizations and platforms focusing on youth development and in support of the international universal declaration of human rights. “ We are open to everybody who shares the best interest for youth of today in building better tomorrow from Tanzania and all over the world”

Everybody has a role to play for the community development. Whether you are an engineer, doctor, unemployed or else. You can glab knowledge and teach the world how to make impact on your community. Stand up support and make a change. YUNA TANZANIA is making a great initiative.

What’s more important – who you know or what you know?

To me I sincerely believe that "what you know is more important than who knows you." Because at the end of the day if you don’t have the acquired skills to function adequately in a position that you have gotten by Nepotism or any other means. You will be embarrassed, just as some people are being highlighted right now in our present government.

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The Rise of a Social Entrepreneur…

Who would have thought that after Brazil, I would have become a full fledged Social Entrepreneur…

The journey has just begun with an amazing start, through the help of the Global Changemakers. Learning so much at LACYS 2010, I came back to my country, Trinidad and Tobago with mountainous energy to do much more for the youth of my country. I was infected with the positive virus and I didn’t knew until I infected others. More

Latin America and Caribbean Youth Summit day ocho – August 8th

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Cristo Redentor!

The final, final day is finally here. So many good byes, so many tears but we have had many cheers because of our new found GCM family. The moments we shared was priceless and the bonds we made are unbreakable. More

Latin America and Caribbean Youth Summit day siete – August 7th

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My LACYS Experience

Since the first day I never knew, at LACYS
That 60 people will become like glue
Day one was an introduction to something grand
I was amazed by the God’s master plan, More

Latin America and Caribbean Youth Summit day seis – August 6th

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All Good Things…

Time sure goes quickly when your making a change! Our wonderful journey is coming to an end. I feel so sad and happy at the same time. I have gained so much wonderful, beautiful, intelligent and that I don’t want to part from them. But all good things More

Latin America and Caribbean Youth Summit day cinco – August 5th

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Real Life Problems

The development continues and I am feeling richer as each day goes by. Sharing ideas and working on sketches. These sketches that we did were presentations based on social issues that are real life problems in Latin America and the Caribbean. We had healthy conversations trashing out our ideas and opinions about these issues. More

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