Showing posts from January, 2018

Sustainable Development Goals & Me!

HOWCANIMAKETHEWORLDABETTERPLACE? 1. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)Iamcurrentlyworking towards: • Zero poverty-End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
Zerohunger- End hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
Qualityeducation-  ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.
Genderequality-achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Reducedinequalities-reduce inequality within and among countries.
Peaceandjustice-promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies. 2. ThespecifictargetsIhopetocontribute towards: • By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day.
• By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions. • By 2030, and hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor an…

Mapping My Personal Geographies

In this section, I will specifically mention my significant fears, changes and uncertainties that I think has erupted in my community, country, and the globe by extension. I will also include maps of the challenges and changes of the world I always dreamt of! My Organization: Golden Opportunities For All (GOFA). Chairty and Volunteer Foundation! GeographiesofChallenge (bygroups):Economic:
Dominicahasaloweconomicgrowthrate, however, although there is a need for the use of social responsibility monies for the poor, the money is most times pumped into other areas of the economy, especially tourism and agriculture. Political:
thepoliticalsystemis designed in a such a way that the poor tend to remain poor. However, they are still assisted through low cost funding, education and the provision of minimum wage employment. Leadership:
getting/rallyingpeopleto volunteer can be challenging because as a leader, you have to constantly motivate the people, leaving little or no room at all for…

Leadership is Greatness!

Leadership is more than just standing in front of a group and telling them what to say, what to do, where to go or how to live their lives. Leadership is about freedom. Leadership is about betterment. Leadership is about acceptance. Firstly, allow me to elaborate my definition of leadership- "Leadershipisabouthavingapassionfornothinglessthanexcellenceandmakingadifference. It's about ensuringthatothersaremadebetterinyourpresenceandthattheimpactisforeverfeltinyourabsence!" -LakeyiaJ
I chose to define leadership this way because I always have and will always believe that when you lead, those whom you come in contact should never doubt your ability to make a difference. People should know that your main drive is as a result of passion and excellence and that you are destined to not just improve yourself but everyone around you. As one of my favorite inspirational writers, Robin Sharma, mentioned and I quote "The leader's job is to see the best in human beings who…

About Me- My journey!

I started my journey all the way back in 2013, when I got the feeling that other children felt if they had no new clothes to wear or came to school with the same pair of shoes for two years in a row. I felt the feeling of not having the adequate resources in order to efficiently function at school. I had the feeling of utter incompletion, where children would wake up in the morning and go to bed with nothing to eat. I got the feeling of a Humanitarian. I am 19-year-young Lakeyia JosephfromthetinybutmightyislandofDominica! Raised by my grandparents while my mother was away seeking job opportunities and my father was nowhere to be found; and even when he was found, it made no difference. I struggled to get everything done. Everything! But, in 2013 whilestillinhighschool, I decided that even if I was faced with these challenges, some kids had it worse than me and so I hadtodosomethingtohelp them oratleastmaketheirburdenabitlighterbysacrificingmyownresourcestogivethemabetterlife. Istarted