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by Erick Ochieng Otieno, Kenya Sep 25, 2007
Education , Technology   Opinions


It is said that every one has a history even if it is not recorded. True to that say, I would like to say that I have a history I am proud of as a member of TIG since the day I joined in September 25th 2006.

As much as one can not tell whether they have made an impact to someone or not, I would say that I have never regretted the moment I became a member of this forum. As a review of my encounter with TIG, I would like to say that this has been the best thing to happen to I, myself and me.

I have come to learn that indeed no man is an island and do depend on one another for everyday happenings for one to succeed. This is what TIG and its entire membership has offered me in the past one year I have been a member.

Success, as much as it is sweet to everyone, comes through contribution of everyone, and it is imperative that those who helped in any way possible are recognized. This is especially based on the fact that without the continuous guidance from the TIG staff and the whole TIG community, no one can make in the vast networks of TIG.

By ensuring that all the youths get to express themselves freely shows how TIG as a template of the international relations hub for the youth enables youth from all walks in life to interact as much as possible through the virtual world.

Those who would not otherwise here of the furthest corners of the world and how other youths struggle and sacrifice their time and resources to secure the future generations’ survival get to do so in an informative environment an in the process get inspired, informed and involved.

I passed through the same as initially I had no idea how to let the whole world get to share my peace of story in terms of sustainable development and how we get to assist in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. These are the very fundamental aspects to human race survival and if they are not taken seriously, then the human race are at risk of getting extinct. Thanks to TIG, the youths have gotten the chance to share with one another of their little contribution from wherever they are.

We have been living in a global village in the resent past and this means that whatever we do at the local level will impact greatly on the global community either positively or negatively. By creating change in ones community, it ensures that; a child somewhere is saved from death resulting from hunger, a flood somewhere is reduced thereby reducing mortality rates, a community somewhere are able to live peacefully with their neighbors and therefore, all the coming generations are well taken care of.

I have been wandering whether my stay in TIG has brought any positive thing in my life. The answer to this question is an outright YES. Through TIG, I have been able to make several strides in terms as personal development in terms of self confidence and intellectually. I have been able to share with the whole world community the things closest to me heart. In being a member of TIG, I have managed to engage in a lot of projects that I would not have otherwise been involved in. developing personal skills is also one of the greatest assets I have acquired from TIG. The list could be endless.

It is my entire belief that whoever will be reading this will also try to look back and do some self analysis and ask themselves, “What have I gained?”



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Erick Ochieng Otieno

I was a student from Egerton University. I pursued a course leading to a BSc in Applied Aquatic Sciences. I believe that through writing, one can relieve a lot from the heart. Inspiration came from hearing and reading. Whoever said that you have to be an old one to communicate issues of policies, did not consider that even a newborn communicates through its own way, "crying". I would like to communicate to the world all my thoughts; However minor they are, I believe they will go a great length to straighten or strengthen a policy or two somewhere and I shall have contributed to the well being of the world. How noble that is, it is for my worthy readers to let me know. So what do you think? Tell me anytime. Bye and have a nice reading.
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