Blessy Wotali Buwule
Birthday: 22nd July 1977
Occupation: Business management
Please describe your vision of a world that works for everyone.
My vision of a world that works for everyone is one where people are free to exercise and enjoy their rights, nurtured to reach their full potential and where all things work in harmony. It seems more like the ideal world which is far contrary to what is happening currently all over the world. It is the highest mark and we all can create this world to varying degrees according to the resources at our disposal.
What do you see as the most pressing problems facing the world today?
What I consider as the most pressing need facing the world is the lack of purpose and vision. Lots of people live simply because they have breath in their nostrils but have no vision for the future or what they want to make of their lives. Many people blame their failure on the limited resources but I believe that resources do not build vision but vision attracts resources. On the other hand, the lack of a sense of purpose causes many to lower themselves to unthinkable deeds that are not expected of a human being. There is so much hatred and violence because people do not attach value to their lives, they have lost their sense of direction and purpose for living.
The other pressing problem is the lack of role models and mentors. In my country, the biggest percentage of young people have not had meaningful relationships with a father figure in their lives and as such many live as they please because they do not have a clear understanding of what is expected of them as a man, woman, father or even responsible citizens. They are educated but lack the character backbone to stand straight in their professions. To me, these two issues rank the highest among othere pressing problems.
How do you feel these problems could best be solved?
I feel that these problems can be solved through ventures like these ones that try to give young people an opportunity to discover their true north so as to go out and be all that they can be. Training is what we all need to reach our fullest potential whether informally or formally. Those of us who have found our true sense of being and purpose for living are then responsible for helping other reach the same dimension. I believe that it is not a one man show but this is something that can be achieved through networking at all levels of the community. We need to employ the multiplier effect so as to raise a new generation of young people who are living purposefully and intentionally building a legacy.
My name is Blessy Wotali Buwule, the second born of three. I am married with two children- Shekinah who is making three years in may and Shawn who is one and a half years. My professional training is in the field of Business management with a ten year working experience as a banker. I am passionate about raising leaders and leaving a positive impact everywhere I go. I have volunteered with religious agencies that are working towards impacting the lives of the vulnerable. I believe that the best way to better yourself is by giving of what you already have and partaking of what others have to offer. I believe that no man is an island and no one can reach their full potential and live their dream by isolating themselves. God intended that we work in teams and as communities. We all need others so as to reach our destiny. There is need for a new generation of young people that are willing to sacrifice themselves for the good of others. Everything does not boil down to money, a sense of fulfillment is worth more satisfying that billions of dollars with a troubled conscience. Let us all work for peace and harmony as we build towards a better world.