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by 'Yemisi , Finland Mar 30, 2004
Child & Youth Rights   Poetry


Amidst poverty and hunger, you will go against all odds to achieve greatness
Though you may not have access to the best kind of education, you will definitely excel if you do not relent in your quest for excellence
Look around you African Child – what can you see?
You can only achieve what you see
What can you see African Child?
Is it what I am seeing?
Boundless opportunities all around
Take another look African Child
You will discover the abundant resources at your disposal to achieve greatness
African Child, look beyond your limitations and be all that you can be
You are destined for greatness
African Child, arise like the sun from the east, shine with splendour, shine above all limiting walls
Shine, African Child
Excel in all your endeavours
Your are destined for greatness
The world awaits your manifestation
Do not let them down
Shine, African Child
Shine on
You are destined for greatness
Shine, African Child



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Hello there! I'm Yemisi, a Nigerian female with a passion for developmental initiatives.

I love writing because it's a way of adding value to other people's lives, i.e. sharing. We all are who we are today just because sometime in our lives we had opportunities to read what someone else had written.

I like advocating for the voiceless, especially the less-privileged ones. I love programs that focus on children, teens, youths and women. I also believe that we all can live lives worthy of emulation (by generations yet unborn) if we contribute positively - by putting in our best in whatever we are involved in.

My first degree is in Economics and I also have a Masters in Humanitarian & Refugee Studies. I'm currently in University of Jyväskylä, Finland studying for a Masters in Development and International Cooperation.

I'm interested in issues relating to children, youth and women empowerment, especially in developing countries like Nigeria.

I have authored 3 books titled - "Child Development: Whose Role", "Let's Help Nigeria", and "Charisma and Character".

I am a facilitator, trainer, business advisor/consultant and a motivational speaker. My goal is to contribute to socio-political and economic development through skills transfer, knowledge sharing, networking and policy advocacy.

Thanks to TIG for giving me a unique platform to share with and meet new friends!

Linda Adzanku | Apr 6th, 2004
How encouraging. I love positive poems. This poem is a tiypical illustration of hope for us ( Africans). Thank you. African woman.

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