Monday, 28 June 2010

1GOAL Education For All

One of the basic rights all human beings should have is 'Education for all' - free education at both the elementary and secondary stages. However, this is not always the case across the globe today. Children are still deprived from receiving education for more than one reason - and therefore I believe that collectively there is more than one reason why we should support educational groups and organisations wholeheartedly - and even get involved ourselves - on fundraising, projects, activities etc - to raise awareness and to make a change.

My Masters degree thesis is on 'Children's Right and Education'. I'm very passionate about learning, reading and writing and when I got a text message (sms) on my mobile asking me to sign up for a new educational campaign - naturally I did - and forwarded that text message on to all my contacts.

I visited their website - and joined again! (that's how passionate I was!) - fantastic project, fantastic work and YOU can get involved!

Have you heard about it? It's called '1Goal Education for All'. In keeping up with the World Cup spirit a fantastic bunch of people from across the globe came together and put together this new initiative.

If you woke up this morning thinking, 'what shall I do today, I wish to make a difference in the world I live in' - then your answer for today is '1Goal Education for All'.

Check out their website and be part of this new and dynamic initiative - you never know who's life you may touch today - and you could make that difference which you were wishing for!

Monday, 21 June 2010

Freedom of Speech and Movement!

Oh, the irony! - and talk about upholding the values and principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)!

And what really gets to me (and since this is my blog I can give my opinions) is the fact that I paid £3,600 to read for a Masters degree just this last year in LLM International Human Rights so I could work in the field of 'human rights' and do my part in spreading some peace in the universe. I guess the saying is true - 'help yourselves before you help others' - so I suppose I will need to help the UK understand what the values and principles of the UDHR are before I go around spreading peace!

Dr Zakir Naik, a renowned Indian speaker on 'comparative religion' and with a mission to spread peace across the globe has been excluded from entering the UK for his 'Peace Tour' - where he would have delivered speeches across London, Birmingham and Sheffield.

The New British Parliament suddenly sees him as a threat - why? Well, for spreading peace! (Exactly!).

The media has done a fantastic job as always to misinterpret people and to spread hate - taking many things out of context and using them where they feel appropriate - to cause more hate and problems.

And, as always, it is left to the peaceful citizens to pick up the pieces! Sometimes I wonder, 'how do these people sleep at night?!'

But we shall persevere - and we shall work even harder to spread peace and harmony. If you would like to read more about this issue or in fact get involved and do your part or have your say then please check the following website.

Friday, 11 June 2010

South Africa 2010 - FIFA World Cup

...May the Best Team Win!!!

And am I referring to the England team? Well, naturally - Yes! :D

But, honestly...may the best team win - and that team is the team who works together, is focused, determined, passionate and dedicated.

These are some of the key and core skills in team work and team play - and they are not only essential on the football pitch - but in fact they are key and core skills in the board room, when starting up and working on a project in any given field and almost anywhere where team work is required.

I used to be a football fanatic when I was younger - played it and watched it passionately. But over the years got busier in other work. I will be spending some time with the family watching the footie World Cup (watched the opening ceremony and South Africa v Mexico with mum and dad!) - so I shall be enjoying and rooting on all teams - I hope you all enjoy it too.

Don't forget - if a football team is a 'team' then we should all be a 'team' - and what I mean by that is watch the footie, have a BBQ and have fun - no need for violence and hurting each other - after all its just another sport - another game! If the football players don't beat each other up then why do the fans get into this hooliganism? Pathetic really! (I don't only blame the alcohol but I blame the mental state of people in the world today!).

So this World Cup - enjoy the footie and lets not have any violent clashes and hooligan behaviour. Oh and let me know your thoughts on it - do you love football or loath it? Whichever it is its going to be fantastic! :)

Monday, 7 June 2010

No Excuses - Its 2010!

...You ever wondered who these Islamists are? Where do they come from? What do they want? What is their hidden agenda and why are they so against the 'Western World'???

...Yeah - I'm still wondering who they are too! :D

My name is turBo - and I'm NOT a terrorist! But y'all knew that right?...Right??? At this point you can all nod your heads to say 'yes, we know you ain't!'

Ive called this post 'No Excuses - its 2010'. Why? Simply because we are at an advanced stage of the human race where man has (through God's Will) made many discoveries - education, medicine, technology etc and everything is literally at our fingertips.

If we need to find out about something - we use the popular search engines on the Internet and the info appears infront of us within seconds.

However, this advancement - although its for our benefit - can also be very detrimental if it falls in the wrong hands! Too many people hating and wanting to cause friction between each other and communities.

Amongst these people there are those who have devoted their lives - or atleast part of it - in spreading the truth and providing us all with information which can open our minds and change the way we think - for the better.

I know there are many of you who visit my blog from across the globe - and I have no idea whether you are male or female or whether you are a person of a faith or not. You may have come across alot of stuff on the Internet as well as television about Muslims and because most of it is negative you now have a very negative view of Muslims (not all of you ofcourse).

I don't blame you - because media is a very powerful tool. I'm part of the media - and this blog is truly international - so I know what effects my words can have once written and posted.

So we don't have an excuse - if we don't know something - we search it - and we should. We should make up our own mind about things and not be influenced by negative media coverages.

So, here in the UK some professionals have got together to help us understand who Muslims are and what Islam teaches. Ive checked out the website and I'm giving it a thumbs up and sharing it with you all here. Please check it out - enjoy the read and pass it on to all those whom may benefit.
The campaign is called; 'Inspired by Muhammad' and the link to the website is:
No Excuses - Its 2010!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Weekend at Life Coaching Training...

...WOW! Is all I can say!

It was a fantastic experience - two days of Life Coaching intro and basics to help oneself and to decide if life coaching is for me. I can honestly say that this was my first course where I was alert throughout!

The trainers were brilliant - delivery was excellent and the whole weekend left me with a buzz and excitement to get my third business up and running asap. But i need to relaunch the second one before I go inspiring the entire universe.

Well I can successfully say (after all these years of wanting to be a life coach) that although I'm a people person and an excellent listener, I'm more suited as a 'get-up-and-go' inspirer and motivator - that's definitely where my strengths lie.

Although I'm always there for my people if they need me, or need help and advise (I'm a legal eagle, so it's innate) I'm not suited to be a life long 'Life Coach'. But I will discreetly use some skills that I have learnt on my friends (one is advised never to life coach one's family or friends!)

So, turBo is officially 'turBo flow motivator' (minus the gym suit/lycra and the burkha).

If you haven't got a clue what I'm talking about then scroll down the posts and read and don't forget you can still apply to attend one of their fantastic courses - and you may find a Life Coach in you! :D