Opportunity I believe knocks on everyone’s door at the very least once in each of our lifetimes; The Bible states in Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”, but how many of us knock hard enough? Do we even knock at all?
I was very taken aback by what I saw in Rwanda, 19 years after the genocide and they had come a long way. I was inspired, because it got me thinking about Sierra Leone prospects. The country is 11 years post-civil war and it got me thinking about, where are we now and where will be in the future?
I arrive in Nairobi, Kenya, and settle into my hotel Kwheza at 2am in the morning. So tired! The next day I force myself to wake up and eat the free breakfast, and from there I go back to bed. On the following days, I catch up on my to do list and review my finances. Things are looking extremely bleak! Partly my fault, but some of the big expenditures have come as a surprise!
I am singing the South African song WENA in my head as I make my way up the escalator. 3 months I researched, asked, wrote, pleaded and on the day before OYW is set to finish, I finally get in. I feel like a real GoGetter, truly humbled and blessed.
It was a nice sunny Sunday afternoon…church service was over, my spirit was satisfied, fed, filled and cup running over. Ironically, at the same time my stomach was empty and dissatisfied, I was hungry and my belly was making noise like a run-away-train. Read More
I, _____________________________, am aware that signing this document is only a first step to keeping my African promise. I therefore undertake to use this as a Launchpad to consistently apply myself to fulfilling my promise to the African continent. Read More
GoGetters are a collective of young professionals who believe that encouraging entrepreneurs from the diaspora, and the West, can bring local benefits and help drive Africa towards the direction it most desperately needs. However, it must be dealt with and managed effectively to ensure these benefits become a reality, and we know this can only be achieved through experimentation. Read More
On the 17 May 2013 that question, “what’s happening in Africa in terms of business, technology and innovation?”, slapped me in my face, and I decided I was going to embark on a research mission into business and technology within sub-Saharan Africa. Attending events, reading books and online articles wasn’t enough. I felt I needed to be on the ground, experiencing the people and culture, meeting and building relationships with trusted entrepreneurs, business advisors, investors and government officials.
In 2010 I secured a position in the highly competitive debt restructuring team within PwC. In 2012 I qualified as a chartered accountant and was on my way to a great career with a great company. Read More