“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
― George Orwell, Animal Farm
My NGO, the Overall Youth Empowerment and Action (OYEA) has done work that spreads across several areas, key amongst there are:
Having examined the Commonwealth values, my personal values, and my project values the area that is of immediate importance is: “Importance of young people in the Commonwealth”
My NGO and the work that we do is geared entirely around encouraging young people to become more involved in their communities. OYEA, through several projects have engaged with causes involving young people, and has ensured that young people were at the forefront of issues such as child abuse, the environment, volunteerism and activism.
OYEA has also been keen on the environment and focusing attention to protecting and preserving the environment. This is most easily demonstrated through our Green Expo 2011. Sustainable Development and moving away from traditional energy sources were also focal points of the Green Expo 2011.
OYEA through partnerships with Habitat for Humanity and our own fundraising efforts have touched on “Access to Health, Education, Food and Shelter”
We have always tried to be inclusive, though in small ways. We have maintained no religious or political affiliations. Our goal has always been to encourage youth to become involved, so while we understand the importance of an individual’s religion we have always tried to promote understanding and equality. As founder of OYEA I have made it clear that no young person is to be judged or discriminated against based on his or her sexual orientation, social class, religious beliefs etc. Those who know me, know “THE LOOK” regarding these issues – I simply do not tolerate disrespect.
In this sense I believe that personally and, in terms of my project, we have touched on: