First of all Asaase mu y3 du is an Adinkra symbol meaning let us treasure Mother Nature.
On the 9th May 2015, when the world was preparing to celebrate Mothers and Women in general.
I found myself at Smoothys bar with a bunch of nature enthusiast.
What better way to celebrate Mother’s day than to spend time with hipsters of nature raising awareness for preservation of mother nature.
First of all, it was a nice experience meeting Freddy from Milton Keynes which according to him is the next London of UK, booming with so many opportunities.
We shared some few tips about living a healthy and sustainable life for the future.
Now back to hipsters of nature, from what I have gathered, They are an Awareness group advocating for the preservation of nature involving plastic recycling campaigns, beach clean up exercises and many others.
The emcee for the night and my very own friend Jessica Meade commenced by sharing her expectations for the night,
In her own words it will be “a night full of fun, art, music and she hopes people will contribute financially to the vision of the foundation.
2.The vision for hipsters of nature is that every Ghanaian takes up the responsibility for a clean environment and make Ghana a healthier place to live.
Interacting with other guests, the highlights for the night was a performance from wanluv the kuborlor, I am sincerely not a fun but I heard he walks with no underpants and that got me curious about what he has up his sleeves for the night. lol
Speaking to the Founder of hipsters of nature, she reiterated the importance of environmental preservation.
I had some few questions for her…. Like I always do 🙂
What motivated you to start hipsters of nature?
My experience with the Environmental Protection Agency stirred my interest and most of my colleagues thought that we could do something about Environmental degradation. This meant we had to start something order to fight against some of the bad attitudes that are destroying our environment.
What is your vision for this NGO?
Currently, our focus is on the fight against plastics. For instance in Rwanda, there is a total ban against plastics and if a country can implement this she believes that Ghana can do same.
Are you facing any challenges?
As a group we need more sponsorship and support from corporate organizations and the Ghanaian populace.
Currently we have support from Trashy Bags, Alliance Francaise, PWC and many others but more can be done.
Any future plans and strategies you would like to share?
We don’t want to tell people what to do and what not to do but we want to employ the use of creative ways to raise awareness against this fight, such as musicals , plays, art and concerts so watch out people!
Let us all come together as citizens of the earth to preserve Mother natures’ beauty.
Remember Asaase mu y3 DU. 🙂
People of Africa!
I guess, the grass is not greener at the other fence
With recent happenings and news coming from South Africa,
We have recognized the power of social media and simple
profile pictures on whatsapp.
Here are few pictures that we can use on our devices against
this unwanted development.
START THE FIGHT AGAINST
A PERFECT DAY! Poem inspired by Love and Appreciation.
A perfect day is today.
A day a woman loved,
A day a baby cried,
A day she saw the Sun!
Please may I?
Indulge, Inspire and Impact
Maybe I may
Annoy, Deploy a lot of Joy
I love, I love, She loved
but with Strength from above
My her, My she, My all
Ama, Smile that melts the moon
May this Day, That I may
Love and Cherish
Blessed and Loved By Mamamay
Happy Birthday, Its a Perfect Day.
To Ama Gyankomaah- The Girl that gave me birth
I love you Mum!
I believe… Entrepreneurship is now and the future.
Grabbing a job with a multinational company with the opportunity to travel all around the world with a fat salary?
Or starting your own venture after 16 weeks of lectures in entrepreneurship development
If you belong to the former group, here is the list of the best entrepreneurs in Ghana to motivate you irrespective of your programme of study
- Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong .CEO, ZoomLion Ghana Ltd – Overall Best Entrepreneur of the Year
- Mr Ramcharnd Udharam Mohinani ,Chairman ,Mohinani Group of Companies, Lifetime Entrepreneur Achievement Award ,
- Sir. Sam Jonah, Executive Chairman, Jonah Capital Ghana and South Africa, Best Ghanaian International Entrepreneur Award.
- Mr. Bhagwan Khubchandani, Chairman .Melcom Group of Companies, Special Entrepreneur Achievement Award.
- Dr.Theresa Oppong-Beeko, CEO, Manet Group of Companies, Best Woman Entrepreneur Award
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Each and every one of us meet people like that once a while, but focusing on the positives life gives you is a sure way to be successful in all you do.
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As a manager, you ideally want to work with employees who are pleasant and agreeable, but of course you’re going to have some you simply don’t like.
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To believe in an Entrepreneur. You have to be an entrepreneur!
I see the Future and want to be a part of this.
HTW has gone global way before CNN parked in our garage!
Inspirational YOU interviews CEO Fred Deegbe.
Fred believes that some of the best things in the world can come from Africa. It was this conviction that inspired him to start Heel the World Shoe Company (HTW) which he co-founded in 2011.
Now as the company’s Chief Executive Office, Fred and his team are committed to helping other young people start and grow their own businesses. Prior to founding HTW, Fred worked at Amalbank and MMRS Ogilvy.
He graduated from Ashesi University in 2006, where he was the president of the Student’s Council. It was at Ashesi that Fred discovered and nurtured his interests in Africa, enterprise, and giving. His work has been featured on MTV, DSTV and CNN.
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As the publisher of this article I claim responsibility for the presentation of this article on my blog but I hold no responsibility to the content. To explain this, I am a radio channel where another speaks.This is an article read to us by a respected man on a faithful day during a seminar at British Council.
This article is grouped in four segments, you can take one segment a day or all four at once but what is important is that it changes your attitude towards reading and living.
What is Being Said About Us!
The sad thing about this article is that the essence of it is true. The truth hurts, I only hope this sets more black people in motion towards making real progress.
Chris Rock, A black Comedian even joked that Blacks do not read. Help prove them wrong and press on.
Note: For those of you who have heard it, this is the article Dee Lee was reading on a New York radio station. For those who didn’t hear it, this is very deep. This is a heavy piece and a Caucasian wrote it.
THEY ARE STILL OUR SLAVES: We can continue to reap profits from blacks without the effort of physical slavery. Look at the current methods of containment that they use on themselves. IGNORANCE, GREED and SELFISHNESS.
Their IGNORANCE is the primary weapon of containment. A great man once said: “The best way to hide something from BLACK people is to put it in a book even though we are live in the information Age. They have gained the opportunity to read any book on any subject through the efforts of their fight for freedom, yet they refuse to read. There are numerous books readily available at Borders, Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com, not to mention their own Black Bookstores that provide solid blueprints to reach economic equality (which should have been their fight all along), but few read consistently, if at all.
Greed is another powerful weapon of containment. Blacks since the abolition of slavery, have had large amounts of money at their disposal. Being primarily a consumer people, they function totally by greed. They continually want more, with little thought for saving or investing.
They would rather buy some new sneaker than invest in starting a business. Some even neglect their children to have the latest Tommy Hilfiger or FUBU. And they still think that having a Mercedes and a big house gives them “Status” or that they achieved their dreams.
They are fools! The vast majority of their people are still in poverty because their greed holds them back from collectively making better communities.
With the help of BET, and the rest of their black media that often broadcasts destructive images into their homes, we will continue to see huge profits like those of Tommy and Nike (Tommy Hilfiger has even jeered them, saying he doesn’t want their money,and look at how the fools spend more with him than before! They’ll continue to show off each other while we build solid communities with the profits from our businesses that we market to them.
SELFISHNESS: Ingrained in their minds through slavery, is one of the major ways we can continue to contain them. One of their own, Dubois said that there was an innate division in their culture. A talented Tenth he called it, He was correct in his deduction that there are segments of their culture that has achieved some form of success. However that segment missed the fullness of his work. They didn’t read that the talented Tenth was then responsible to aid the Non Talented Ninety percent in achieving a better life. Instead, that segment has created another class, a Buppie class that jooks down on their people or aid them in condescending manner. They will never achieve what we have. Their selfishness do not allow them to be able to work together on any project or endeavor of substance.
When they do get together, their selfishness lets their egos get in the way of their goal. Their so-called help organisations seem to only want to promote their name without making any real change in their community.
They are content to sit in conferences and conventions in our hotels, and talk about what they will do, while they award plaques to the best speakers, not the best doers, Is there no end to their selfishness? They steadfastly refuse to see that together each achieves more (TEAM).
They do not understand that they are no better than each other because of what they own. As a matter of fact, most of those Buppies are but one or two pay checks from poverty, all of which is under the control of our pens in our offices and our rooms.
Yes, we will continue to contain them as long as they refuse to read, continue to buy anything they want, and keep thinking they are ‘helping’ their communities by paying dues to organisations which do little other than hold lavish conventions in our hotels.
By the Way, don’t worry about any of them reading this letter. Remember, they don’t READ!
PS: A Caucasian journalist sent me what you just read. She was polite enough to have added a postscript. “Please, do not be offended or feel insulted by these words, which incidentally, come from one of my own. I don’t believe in stereotyping or pigeonholing by people. Anyhow, I just thought I will send you this, to see your reaction. Take care!”
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