Saturday, October 19, 2013


Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), political and spiritual leader of India. 

“Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice."

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

One Man's Dream - A Success Story

Dreams come to everyone in different ways; some it’s about the finances – accepted, others it’s about impact, influence and career achievement.

This is a short note one someone I respect in the NGO line shared on Facebook recently; I thought it was well said and inspiring.

I’ve known him to in the charity line for a while and finally seeing him achieve his dreams puts a smile on my face. I believe achieving dreams shouldn't start and end when we think of the fame it will bring or the increase in finances; though important, societal impact is also a big one.

Congratulations to Matthew and his team, looking forward to seeing him soon.

On achieving his dreams, he has these words to say….

“I Started in 2005 to work with Orphanages in Africa having been invited to join Link A Child in Nigeria for one of their projects. 8 Years down the line, having worked with Orphanages acros Africa I am finally able to realise a dream and the goal I set back then: To have my own Orphanage where I could commit my Life to ensure that these fantastic children get the most happy and fulfilling life possible with a good education behind them. When I moved back to Africa over 10 years ago as a spoiled, selfish, Irresponsible and immature kid I never thought I would be able to get this passion for others but I have to thank my friends especially in Nigeria who stood by me even when I didnt deserve it and helped me grow as a person and humanbeing. The list of friends (That are more my Family than just friends) are too long to mention stretching from Scandinavia to my peeps in Especially Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. Thank you all for always being there for me and getting me to where I am today. The Mensah Living Water Children Centre in Arusha, Tanzania, will officially open in November after we have taken al the children on their first ever Holiday while we finish the last part of the buildings, Water bore hole, Children play ground etc.. Thanks again to ALL my friends Old and new and to God be the Glory”