Last Thursday I was privilege to facilitate a training session at the YOUNG INNOVATORS BOOTCAMP organized for secondary school students from some selected schools in Osogbo, Osun state, 🇳🇬. I spoke extensively on - Raising a culture of #volunteering
This Boot camp was organized by the NYSC Editorial CDS group in Osogbo. I do commend their effort in putting this project up and their attempt to shaping the mind of the teenagers through transfer of skills like coding and graphics design alongside revamping the culture of volunteering in Oshogbo.
Many thanks to @prince_horbanny for the recommendation even though he couldn't grace the program due to an unforseen circumstance... I celebrate you leader!
We rise by lifting others!
These weeks have been filled with humbling and heartwarming moments: openings, closings, dead-ends, hopes for connections being made. Bilal and I came to SOS Pakistan wanting to dedicate our gifts in ways that would elevate and support the children. Yet help is not so straightforward; it runs in zigzags and can fall into pits of enabling or inadvertently coopting or superimposing a perceived belief in what is best or needed. In these situations, I’m invariably reminded of activist Lilla Watson’s statement, ‘if you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.’ This recognition invites us to a deeper space, a more fundamental alignment. It reminds us to show up in love, but more importantly to show up in humility and grace, trusting that the highest good is unfolding for everyone with each of our actions. In times of uncertainty (and my goodness are there many), this awareness is a container, a talisman, a longed for truth. And hopefully, hopefully our mutual liberation is rising~ #volunteer#everydaypakistan#liberation#dawnnews#children#showingup#love#humility#grace
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