Imagine if an "education revolution" sparked a wave of intellectually curiosity across the African continent. If young children in rural villages across the continent could access vital resources needed to ensure their success and that of their communities. What if we could even find the next Einstien on the Adrican continent? Neil Turok delves into all of these queries in this thought-provoking lecture. Take a look, and as always prepare to look forward to the realization of a better tommorow.
By: Deonta D. Wortham
Today is World Humanitarian Day, a period of twenty-four hours when we honor the work of those that are committed to making this world a better place for each person that calls it home. Today, we salute those that tireslessly work so that the realization of a "better tomorrow" is accesible to every human. Today, we honor the world's humanitarians in schoolhouses, hosipitals and offices alike for simply being extraordinary!
We' like to leave you with David Ronald Bruce Pekrul's inspiring poem "All For One and One For All" which encompases what it means to live a life for others . . .
Oft ignoring those around us,
As they suffer loss and shame,
Hiding in our secret chamber,
Won't excuse us of the blame.
Many hungry right beside us,
And we often walk on by,
For we feel they just disturb us,
We don't say, we just imply.
Why should we accept the burden,
Of the world in which we live?,
It's not us who made this happen,
Why do you think we should give?
We've been given many blessings,
Our abundance we should share,
Helping those who have so little,
All those living in despair.
One day we could be just like them,
It could happen just like that,
Watching others walk right by us,
As they leave us where we're at.
Don't be proud of your possessions,
After pride, there comes a fall,
Stand up tall and take this challenge,
All for one, and one for all.
Happy Humanitarian Day!
By: Deonta D. Wortham
Today, United States President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to address the African Union at its headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In prepared remarks that drew on personal and political anecdotes, President Obama reaffirmed his commitment - and that of the United States government - to the development of the African continent and her people.
President Obama's address closes a historic tour across East Africa that led him to stop in his father's native Kenya and the neighboring country of Ethiopia.
Throughout his diplomatic excurision, President Obama has repeatedly remarked on the incredible dynamism being seen across the African continent. Whether in noting the strides of individual African governments or the immense potential found in the continent's burgeoning youth population, President Obama has shown his unwavering support for Africa's growth - and his commitment to ensure that the United States plays a vital role in assisting the continent through its development journey in the years and decades to come.
Take a moment to view President Obama's historic speech to the African Union in Addis below, or read the entirety of President Obama's remarks here!