Name: Juliette EngoleJuliette.
Birthday: August 1
Occupation: Program Intern
Please describe your vision of a world that works for everyone.
I envision a world where lives and communities are transformed through the impartation of knowledge and skills which are practical and applicable. A world where each one is made aware of their gifts, potential and abilities and helped to develop these so that they live productive and fruitful lives. A world where solutions are within individuals and not out.
What do you see as the most pressing problems facing the world today?
In my view I think the most pressing problem facing the world is our education system. Especially in Africa and particularly my country Uganda. Our schools teach a lot of information that is not really practical. The system does not look out for a child’s individual potential in order to point them in that direction but instead crams knowledge that is not beneficial to a childs future. We go through nursery school reciting rhymes, through primary school cramming to pass exams, through secondary school to be able to get into university and at university we study subjects that will get us jobs and a good salary. By the time one is through with university, they cannot create jobs for themselves instead they walk streets for months and years applying for a white collar job which they do not exactly love but because it pays a salary basic enough to live by. This creates a dependency syndrome and we thus start looking for outside help in form of aid to sustain our economies.
How do you feel these problems could best be solved?
I feel the above problems can be solved by adopting an education system which looks out for a child’s best interest. A system that is more child centered which offers practical learning skills tailored to a child’s natural learning abilities.
In this way, a child goes through the different levels and stages of school knowing exactly what they are good at and what contribution they will make to their community in future. This child will grow up to be a job creator not seeker. And as a result of this kind of schooling, we raise a generation of productive people who will find solutions to challenges within themselves and not wait for outside help which sometimes comes at a cost higher than what one can afford.
My name is Juliette Engole. I live in Kampala Uganda where I was born and raised.
I had a very good childhood. I went to one of the best primary schools at the time. My father had a good job which enabled him to provide for us as a family. I come from a large extended family. My parents are very loving and generous people. They took in a lot of relatives and this made my childhood very interesting.
During my primary school holidays, I was privileged to travel to the United Kingdom, Germany and Kenya. This experience aroused in me a desire to travel and learn different cultures. Which desire I have pursued even as an adult. I have been able to travel to different parts of my country and also visited the United States of America three times so far, and Tanzania.
One of my greatest passions is in reading books. I developed a reading culture from my childhood with the encouragement of my father who brought newspapers everyday and asked me to read. This passion has since grown and is the reason why I have been drawn to International Institute for Global Leadership.
I love to read and teach on subjects which add value and transform lives. Subjects such as Goal setting, Positive Mental Attitude, Financial Literacy, Life Purpose, Leadership and Health. These books have personally helped me to live a meaningful life and be able to set a vision for my life. I have strong leadership abilities which come out naturally. In school I was always in leadership positions such as class captain, prefect and held the position of Student President for two years in Bible College. I also have good organization abilities. It is easy for me to organize and put together functions and events.
My goal in life is to become an effective public speaker. I desire to bring about positive change and transform lives and communities through the impartation of knowledge and skills. This I am doing now on a small scale in the Organization in which I work. I am part of a team that teaches life skills to a group of youths three days a week.
I envision a time when I will be highly sought after as a public speaker. I spend time reading and learning all I can on the subjects that are close to my heart so I can gain knowledge, apply it in my life and in turn be able to teach it.
I envision a learning centre where the young and old alike have access to any information that they desire in any form. These will include a library for books, audio books, online library and any other means available. Something else I am passionate about is healthy living by eating right and engaging in physical exercises. I personally jog three mornings a week and attend aerobics class two nights a week and swim once in a while. I believe that a healthy body and healthy mind produce a healthy life style.
I love music and dancing too. I intentionally live a fruitful and productive life.
As A Man Thinketh
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Success through a Positive Mental Attitude
Keys to Success
How to Win Friends and Influence People
The New Dynamics of Winning
The Power of Intention
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
The Law of Attraction
Goal Setting 101
Becoming a Person of Influence
Seeds of Greatness
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
Principle Centered Leadership
Long Walk to Freedom
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
This Child will be Great
Thinking for a Change
The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader
Developing the Leaders around You
The Road to Character
The Art of Being Unreasonable
The Courage to Lead
Gandhi – An Autobiography