Full Name: Ngaliwah Jessie
Date of Birth: March 12, 1993
Education: Sociology, Gender and Development degree
Please describe your vision of a world that works for everyone.
My vision of a world that works together is a world where people come together and unite despite their differences and backgrounds to achieve greatness and a world where peace prevails. A world where everyone has the same opportunities and chance to show their unique self. A world where poverty and inequality are no more and people can live healthy productive lives regardless of where they come from.
What do you see as the most pressing problems facing the world today?
The most pressing issues facing the world today is poverty and climate change. Poverty is caused by different factors such as inequality, social systems and gender and due to the pandemic the poverty rates increased drastically. Climate change also contributes to poverty because of the shift weather patterns that cause a decrease in food production and therefore increasing the chances of food insecurity. Climate change has also contributed to the destruction of natural resources therefore increasing the poverty rates. Poverty is also caused by lack of economic opportunity and unemployment as most graduates find it difficult to secure employment after school thus they end up stuck because of lack of opportunities. Also unemployment has also precipitated criminal behavior as most young people end up turning to crime and drugs.
How do you feel these problems could best be solved?
I think these issues can be solved by bringing more awareness to the issues of climate change and its implications. To promote organic farming and use of organic fertilizers. Also more campaigns should be done to promote re-afforestation and afforestation. I feel like if the word is spread it would make a huge difference. The main cause of poverty is inquility so poverty can be lowered through equity. Also the youth should be encouraged to start their small projects and business instead of relying on employment alone. This will decrease the crime rates and depression amongst the youth.
I am a highly motivated, adaptable and responsible individual with a clear mind and practical approach to problem solving. I am a positive individual who relishes any challenges given to me as an opportunity to learn and grow. I studied at a Women’s University in Africa and I have a degree in Sociology, Gender and Development Studies with a 2.1 degree pass. I have a Certificate in Leadership training organized by SCI international Secretariat, SCI Catalunya and Zimbabwe workcamps Association with co-funding from the Erasmus+Programme and UNESCO’s Participation Program. I’m also a holder of a European youth pass. I completed the Trauma competency course series certificates with Miracle Missions Trust in partnership with Zimbabwe without orphans. The languages I speak are English, Shona, Ndebele. The Activities I volunteer with are Zimbabwe Workcamps Association (ZWA), where l assist in organizing workcamps around the country and abroad for the betterment of the community. I Volunteer with Mindframe consulting. I assisted in gathering research.
I want to participate in IIGL to enhance my leadership skills at the same time sharing and learning from people around the world who share the same vision. To learn and hear ideas from different perspectives therefore broadening my knowledge by interacting with others. Also I’m always eager to learn and believe that one can never stop learning inorder to self develop and this program is a great opportunity to learn and improve.