Joyce Maina – Profile

Joyce Maina
Nairobi, Kenya
Birthday:17th June 1988
Education: College
Occupation: Operations Assistant

Please describe your vision of a world that works for everyone
Have a world where all living species live peacefull with love, respect and space for each other. A world that works for everyone regardless of colour and financial status, a place where everyone can call home.

What do you see as the most pressing problems facing the world today?
Poor leadership is leaving nations in a very poor state of development across the world especially in Africa. Lack of love for one another that we hurt each other without remorse. We kill each other bringing increase in vices like corruption which cause men to go to any extent
without any second thought of humanity.

How do you feel these problems could best be solved?
Every problem encountered must have a solution to it, be it a strong or a weak solution.
There is the need of more civic education to instill through repetition in as all so that we can understand and appreciate the value of life.Values such as collective responsibility, creating a better world by caring for other people and the environment, helping the needy in whichever way possible, giving and not withholding unnecessarily, being accountable for any responsibility delegated and or resources allocated.

My names are Joyce Maina, I was born in 17th June 1988 in Rift Valley province, My ethnicity is Kikuyu from Central Kenya. We are two in our family and I am the youngest. My father is a farmhand and he receives very little money as his salary. My mother does small business which is very small to sustain our family. Being that I am from a poor family background, my parents tried all the best to get some money from all sources, including well wishers, but all in vain, My parents promised to contribute the little they could so that I may also participate in the little education that they could afford to give. Before I cleared my high school I become a victim of intended rape which made me stay in a trauma. It was after two years that I developed the spirit to believe and appreciate myself regardless of what had happened to me.

I later joined college where I did accounts and computer courses but didn’t complete my accounts course due to lack of funds to support my education. It was during this time that I came across a book by Myles Munroe “In Pursuit of Purpose” that made me view life in a different perspective. I realised that life is worth living to the fullest and the best regardless of what happened and that there is always a better day after sorrow.

My goals in life is to become a reliable citizen in my country and world at large by working to the best of my ability to improve my living standard and being able to touch someone else life directly or indirectly. My dreams is to run a successful business that will offer employment to the people who are jobless/less fortunate in life, being able to work with an existing organisation or create my own organisation so that I maybe able to touch the millions who are suffering by giving them hope of a bright future and giving them hope for a better tomorrow. My personal interest is not to be rich and famous but to have a comfortable life where I can always have enough to give back to the society.

I love travelling, this passion has taken me to various towns and locations within my country and I have learned to appreciate the scenery and varying landscape within such regions. Am looking forward to travel extensively to different regions within the globe in years to come, so as to learn and behold the diversity and beauty of nature and to familiarize myself with other people’s culture.

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Books Completed:

As A Man Thinketh
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Success Through Positive Mental Attitude