Youth on a Mission
On February 4, 2015 I will be doing a book launch and signing for my first book called Tavrida 2014: Young Leaders in Action, Shaping the Future. My name is Gerard Mutabazi Amani and I am a Youth & Child Activist among others. I enjoy humanitarian work and I believe in the unity of people for the benefits of everyone. With a Refugee background, having been born in DR Congo, I have seen and experienced a lot in my life. I know first time about the suffering, having nothing to eat, running for your life, and even crossing borders in the middle of the night to make it to another Refugee Camp with family. My story is among the hundreds, thousands, and millions for those less fortunate who are struggling to make it in life.
I kindly invite you on February 4, 2015 at NorQuest College (10215 – 108 Street NW) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for the official launch of my book. I will be speaking about my journey, youth mission, community involvement and how youth can be better Ambassadors for Change at home and aboard. Please come and show your love and support by purchasing a copy for only $10 or you can also visit Amazon.com to order one.
This year, 2015, is the time for youth to take charge and advocate for the change that they wish to see in societies. It is time for youth to take the lead for projects implementation and mobilizing others to achieve greatness. Today the United Nations (UN) marked the 20th anniversary of the World Programmer of Action for Youth. Many gathered at the UN Headquarters in New York to call for greater investment in youth today for a better tomorrow. This year also marks the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the United Nations’ Post-2015 Development Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN is calling for greater investment and involvement from young in order for the agenda to be achieved.
On February 11 and 12, 2015 I have the honor and opportunity to join hundreds of Young Leaders from around the world for a Youth Assembly at the United Nations in New York. I am excited and looking forward to being present at the UN in order to learn more about the SDGs, network with young people, and talk about the issues that our communities face and how we can bring forth projects which will see the agenda put to action. While in New York I will also have the opportunity to meet with Minister-Councillor of the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations. This is a great chance to inform Canada Mission about the Youth Assembly, its outcomes and how Canada can better involve youth at the UN level and also fund youth projects. Upon my return to Edmonton, I will share with the community about the developments at the UN, my meeting with the Minister-Councillor and other exciting happenings. To me, knowledge is worth something when shared with others in the hopes of finding solutions to the problems that we all face. Youth are a great force for change and it is about time that we see greater investment from the governments in giving them the rightful platform at all governmental and community levels in order to drive change.
Please stay in touch on this blog as I continue to plan for my trip to Youth Assembly at the United Nations and updates about other developments while in New York. Also, don’t forget to join me at NorQuest College this Wednesday, February 4, 2015 for a book launch and hear my story of how I am very passionate about youth involvement for better societies.
Love, Peace & Unity
Gerard Mutabazi Amani
One Seed At Time