Hi there. Can I tell you what I dream of doing?
I want to empower the youths living with disability by engaging them in alternative activities such as recreational sports for sustainable livelihoods.
The main reason of engaging them in recreational sports is because they can identify their hidden talents which they can exploit to earn a living and also boost their mental and physical well-being.
It's all part of making a better world.
I want to see a world that embraces inclusion and a world that understands that alternative engagements can give the youths with disability a chance to live a life that is free from mental oppression.
A successful implementation of this vision will also ensure that the society is free from youths engaging in anti-social behaviors such as crime, violence, and drug and substance abuse.
This is really going to help people.
The impact of my vision will be mainly felt by the youths (both girls and boys), and people living with disability. Most of them are from the informal settlements because in these areas, recreational facilities and equipment are scarce. Secondly, people in these areas are vulnerable to engage in anti-social behaviors if not given alternative activities to keep their brains occupied.
It's not just about having an idea though - here are the things I know I can achieve:
Increased number of youths and persons living with disability participating in recreational sports.
Number of youths and persons living with disability earning a living through their engagement in recreational sports.
Reduction of the number of youths engaging in anti-social behaviors.
I'm going to make this happen, and this is how I know it'll make a difference.
I will know I have achieved my vision through gauging the number of people being impacted and through the partnerships I will have forged. The successful collaborations will also be an indication that people have bought into my policy idea and are willing to be associated with it.
Thanks for listening to me. Will you help me build a better world?