On Friday the 13th of July, 2012 a crew from the United States Navy accompanied me and my DOT colleagues in delivering ReachUp! at my center in Chumani, Coast region.
In the course of delivering the ReachUp! program, I have had great opportunities for sharing the little knowledge I have with my community for the purpose of creating sustainable livelihoods. Our partners from different organizations with similar goals have also come out and assisted me in the program delivery. On Friday 13th, July 2012 partners from the United States Navy accompanied me and my DOT colleagues to my ReachUp! delivery center in Chumani and actually took time to assist me in facilitating one of the ICT ReachUp! modules. They also gave a motivational talk to the participants at the center.
This was actually one of my greatest moments as a facilitator since I also had the opportunity to sit with the participants and learn from a professional's point of view. I could see the excitement right through the participants' eyes as they were being introduced to ICT skills.
I smiled while looking across the room, as I realized how much people yearn for knowledge and skills so as not only to upgrade their sustainable livelihoods but also to fit into this digital world. I realized that the great breakthrough in life comes when you realize that you can learn anything you want to learn, you can accomplish any goal that you set for yourself; there are no limits on what you can be or do.
In this century, knowledge is power; it controls access to opportunity and advancement. However, it only becomes power when we put it into use and this is what we all have to do and try motivate our communities into embracing whatever knowledge comes their way. If we succeed in doing this, we will not only have an empowered community, but also a sense of self-fulfillment of having achieved a goal in life.