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Icon Person: Kakenya Ntaiya

This Ted Talk by Kakenya Ntaiya really puts life into perspective.

During the holidays and all of the merry making, I find it very difficult to participate. Personally I don’t celebrate holidays any more and what I always revert to thinking about instead is the inequality in the world.

While nations of people are drinking and eating to their hearts content and exchanging presents and are feeling so “BLESSED”, I just can’t help but think of the billions of people around the world who can’t even imagine drinking and eating to their hearts content and giving and receiving presents and feeling “blessed”. But apparently these “blessed” ones were chosen by God and everyone else be damned.

I encourage you to take a few minutes out of your “perfect” lives to watch this Ted talk and remember that you might have been born into a comfortable, safe and rich life, but that millions of others have had to fight for everything that they have (including basic rights).

AND of course don’t miss her positive main point that WE need to be the change in the world. Be BRAVE and fight for what is RIGHT!

Kakenya Ntaiya: Una niña que exigió una educación. | Video on


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This entry was posted on January 1, 2014 by in Education, Minority Race/Poor/Indigenous Rights, Women and Children's Rights and tagged , , , .
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