Tuesday, November 25, 2014

For A Good Cause

The housemates were in for an intense and educational session with three visitors that Biggie sent into the house. The important individuals were from ONE Campaign and had come through to the house to educate housemates on agriculture in Africa.

The ONE Campaign is an international, nonpartisan, non-profit, advocacy and campaigning organisation that fights extreme poverty and preventable diseases, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support effective policies and programmes that are saving lives and improving futures. It is backed by a movement of nearly 6 million members around the world.

ONE Campaign Executive, Dr Sipho Moyo, Former Miss Universe, Mpule Kwelagobe, and Commissioner Tumusiime Rhoda Peace were the important visitors that educated housemates on the existing opportunities in Africa for young people.

Dr. Sipho Moyo is ONE's Africa Executive Director. She was born in Zimbabwe, raised in exile and has lived in 10 countries on three continents and speaks about ten languages; Sipho is truly and proudly a global citizen. She represents ONE's global work with key policy makers and opinion shapers across the African continent. Since 2010, Sipho has managed a team that has developed an authentically African advocacy agenda that is backed by over two million African members.  She was in the house to talk about The ONE Africa Award, which awards $100,000 to an African organization doing exceptional work to fight extreme poverty and preventable diseases in their community.

Mpule Kwelagobe became the first black woman to be crowned Miss Universe when she represented her country Bostwana, in 1999 at the age of 19, becoming the first black woman to be crowned Miss Universe when she represented her country.

Since then, Mpule has been recognized and honoured as a human health rights activist, especially for her advocacy for youth and women. She is currently the head of the Mpule Institute, based in New York City, USA. Miss Mpule was in the BBA house as part of the ONE Campaign to entice young people into Agriculture.

Tumusiime Rhoda Peace is the African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture. As the AU's Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, she has the mandate of promoting agricultural investment and development to ensure food and nutrition security of the African continent and improved livelihoods for the African people. To mark the 10th anniversary of the Maputo Declaration, the AU declared 2014 as a Year of Agriculture and Food Security. She spoke to the housemates about what it is in agriculture that can benefit them.

The guests were more than inspiring as they gave Africa more than enough reasons to manage their economy and live off of the land that they live in. What did you think?

1 comment:

  1. Biggie you are always amazing bringing these great people in the house to inspire those boring housemates was soo good