Babirye Prima Maria
Birthday: 12th April,1988
Education: currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Administrative and Secretarial Science
Please describe your vision of a world that works for everyone.
A world that works for everyone is one that lets all individuals co-exist in harmony as they each choose their goal in life as well as their destiny.My vision of a world that works
for everyone is one where there is freedom to do what one chooses to do as long as they care for each other so that they do not hurt each other but rather,love and care for each other to ensure peace and acceptance of all and for all who inhabit the world. My vision of a world that works for everyone is one where everyone is empowered so as to make decisions about their life.
What do you see as the most pressing problems facing the world today?
The most pressing problems in the world today are poverty, hunger, war and disease. Poverty is one of the problems the world is facing today as the majority of its population is poor and can barely afford to have three meals per day and thus have to suffer the inconveniences of not having what they want when they want to let alone the basic requirements like food, water, medicine and others. Hunger, disease and poverty are very pressing problems in the world today and one cannot exist without the other. War and insecurity are also very pressing because they have caused a lot of loss of lives and misery in the world today.
How do you feel these problems could best be solved?
These problems could be best solved by promoting an understanding of different cultures and tolerance for the diversity of mankind.Empowerment of the people should be encouraged and instead of giving people, teaching them how to acquire the best in life would teach them to sustain themselves and develop themselves so as to encourage growth and maintenance of wealth,availability of food,peace and security of all, and health risks are reduced as the world is sensitised about them and how to prevent them.These problems could be best solved by the awakening and awareness of the world and the potential of greatness that mankind has which is a choice and an attitude-change away.
I am called Babirye Prima Maria from Uganda, East Africa. I am from a humble background. I love reading books, meeting people and having interesting conversations with persons from all walks of life and various cultures. I grew up in a home in which my mother was a teacher and my father a lawyer so usually the punishment for misbehaviour was reading a book on the penalties of wrong-doing or writing an essay giving reasons for your misbehaviour. When we attended parties or went for class trips, my parents encouraged us to write about the trips and parties and what excited us the most, what we found interesting and this culture made me realise the power of words and how much i can contribute to the world and develop myself just by use of words.
My personal interests are watching movies that is the love stories, comedies and dramas. I am personally interested in traveling to new places if not physically, then in my mind and through reading books. I love listening to all genres of music from all parts of the world. I believe variety spices up the world and enlarges our hearts and our ability to love as humankind. I love traveling to new places and this August,2009 was the first time I ever boarded a plane from Entebbe to Nairobi then to Thailand and then a train from there to Malaysia, it was so amazing .
My favourite books currently are The Secret by Rhoda Byrnes and The World’s Greatest Salesman by Og Mandino and I hope to add many great books to this one. I find horror movies and thrillers scary so I do not watch them. My dreams are many, one is to become a great leader in our land Africa which I believe needs a leader who cares about the people and is willing to empower them. I dream of setting up recycling plants to employ the increasingly unemployed population and to provide forward and backward linkages into other industries to create more opportunities. I dream of financial freedom for me as well as generations after me. My goal is to be the best me I can be.
I am currently a Local Chapter President of Kyambogo University in AIESEC Uganda and this leadership experience has empowered me and challenged me to think out of the box and believe in myself in all I do.
I believe knowledge about our roots and background as human beings enables us to find out about our past and shape our future. I come from an extended family and my closest friend is my twin sister Nakato Anna Bella who I love. My mother is currently a lecturer in Kyambogo University, Uganda and comes from a family of ten children. Her father, my grandfather believes in emancipation of the girl child and ensured that all his daughters studied and acquired all the best opportunities just like his sons, (my uncles) did which in his day and in some places in Uganda today still raises eyebrows. He inspires me and when he is not quoting words of wisdom or telling us stories (my brothers and sisters), he is telling us to utilise the power of words and prayer. My maternal grandmother also contributes to this love of reading and books by telling us stories, advising us and encouraging us. I love them and I fell lucky to have them near. I have five brothers and two sisters and I love my life. It gets tough sometimes to coordinate this huge family, but that is where the fun and love is.