XMAS IS JUST ROUND THE CORNER, ITS TIME TO PUT A SMILE ON SOMEONES FACE

DEAR FAMILY AND FRIENDS, WISHING YOU A HAPPY NEW MONTH FILLED WITH INNER PEACE AND PROSPERITY

WE ARE NOW IN DECEMBER AND THE BIG QUESTION IS
– ARE YOU READY FOR CHRISTMAS?

COPIES OF MY 2ND PUBLISHED BOOK “THE SOUND OF RUNNING WATER” ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTMAS ORDERS.
IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS, WE HAVE RECEIVED MANY ORDERS FROM MANY OF YOU AND I WOULD LIKE TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE PLACED AN ORDER

FOR THOSE STILL SEARCHING FOR THAT PERFECT XMAS GIFT, GET YOUR COPY TODAY AND PUT A SMILE ON SOMEONES FACE

“THE SOUND OF RUNNING WATER” is a gift book of proverbs on personal development and positive thinking aimed at empowering young people and adults around the world with a fulfilling sense of vision and a positive energy which is often lacking in today’s world.

The book was also written to remind us that ALL GOOD THINGS IN LIFE ARE POSSIBLE, once we put out mind to anything good we want to achieve
So why not put a smile on the face of a loved one, family or friend this Christmas
GET YOUR COPY TODAY AND PLACE YOUR PAYPAL ORDER OF JUST 5 POUNDS, 50 PENCE TO THE EMAIL afripoet@hotmail.com alternatively contact me today on +447882809005
WE WILL ALSO BE POSTING OUT AN ADDITIONAL FREE GIFT WITH EVERY ORDER PLACED ON PAYPAL
WE CAL ALSO DELIVER TO ANYWHERE IN EUROPE AND THE STATES

ARE YOU STILL WONDERING WHAT TO GET SOMEONE THIS CHRISTMAS?

ALSO WATCH THIS SPACE FOR UPDATES OF MY THIRD PUBLISHED BOOK (A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES) DUE TO BE PUBLISHED NEXT YEAR (2020)

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK – Bola Abisogun OBE FRICS

Bola Abisogun OBE FRICS

Bola pursued a career in construction against his parents best wishes in seeking to develop his ‘natural ability’ with all things construction. A straight A-student, he went on to gain a degree in Quantity Surveying & Construction Management, graduating in 1994 as the first black student to achieve a Double-First Class with Honours at the University of Wolverhampton. During his time as an undergraduate [1991 – 94] Bola found that he had to work ‘ten times as hard’ AND often alone having experienced, first-hand, the ‘culturally insensitive’ and at times ‘discriminatory’ culture present within the UK construction industry. He qualified in 1999 and is committed to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors [RICS] where he remains a licensed APC Assessor, nurturing the next generation of aspiring Chartered Quantity Surveyors and a member of the London Regional Board.

 

A Fellow of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors [RICS], Bola was appointed as Chair of the Equality & Human Rights Commissions’ in 2010 to lead the Construction Leadership and Diversity Forum [CLDF] developed in response to the EHRC Inquiry “Race Discrimination in the UK Construction Industry”. Bola’s principal objective is to promote the construction sector / surveying profession and increase the retention of ethnic minorities, active within sector / profession, in the UK. He currently Chairs a unique, pan-London project called Moving on Up (MoU), a multi-million pound initiative supported by the (Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan) and jointly funded by Trust for London and the City Bridge Trust. Phase 2 of the MoU initiative is focussing on ‘Employer Engagement’ across three specific sectors

  • Construction;
  • Digital / Technology; and
  • Finance

Bola’s long term aspiration is to positively influence UK public and private sector policy on ‘diversity of thought’ where opportunities, across the construction sector, in particular are premised upon individual talent and capability. To address the current and longstanding imbalance(s) across the sector, Bola established the first RICS network for BAME surveyors called DiverseCity Surveyors ‘DCS’ [back in 2006], and with full corporate support from RICS was launched ‘formally’ at RICS HQ in October 2017. DCS continues to grow from strength to strength – where ‘difference is both celebrated and empowered through professional excellence’

As a previous Non-Executive Director / Trustee of Construction Youth Trust ‘CYT’ [see here]; Bola is keen to ensure that young people continue to view the construction sector as an aspirational place to start a career. As part of his role on the EHRC Enquiry back in 2010, having successfully cultivated and novated the FIR Agenda [Fairness Inclusion and Respect] under its current administrator, the CITB, working alongside the Chartered Surveyors Training Trust ‘CSTT’ [see here], Bola is focused on promoting the Surveying profession and establishing clear paths to success for young people, with a particular focus on those from non-traditional and BAME backgrounds, with little or no knowledge of what the surveying profession has to offer.

In recognition of his well documented efforts, Bola was awarded the OBE, a Queens Honour, for Services to Diversity and to Young People in the Construction Industry in the 2019 New Years Honours List [published on 28th December 2018].

 

BOLA

 

 

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“DONT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER” BY TONY FERNANDEZ

MESSAGE FOR THE WEEK (DO NOT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER)

You have often heard the phrase ” Don’t judge a book by its cover “.
But today, We live in a world where not only will you sometimes be judged by your cover , we live in a world where sometimes there is a fierce ambition for many to make assumptions so quickly.

This is the more reason why you should always take time to share in peopes stories and get to know them through your own eyes and ears.

It takes wisdom to look beyond the obvious picture. It takes time to look beyond the sweetest smile.

Stand out from the crowd and look beyond the book cover, for one or two things might surprise you in the process.

Wishing you all a very productive day

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

www.tonyfernandez.co.uk

PHOTO TAKEN AT Analya Turkey

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AFRICA4U TO ORGANIZE BRADFORD WOMEN ACHIEVERS AWARDS IN FEBRUARY 2020

Dear Family and Friends,

I am pleased to inform you that my our first event for 2020 has now been confirmed.
My organization (THE AFRICA4U ASSOCIATION) will be organizing THE BRADFORD INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN ACHIEVERS AWARDS due to take place at The City Library, Bradford, West Yorkshire on Saturday the 1st of February at 1pm on the dot.
Nominees have been shortlisted from all races and backgrounds within the Bradford vicinity and we will also have some amazing Guest speakers on the day
A list of the shortlisted awardees shall be published later next month
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR UPDATES OF THIS GREAT EVENT taking place on the 1st of February 2020
For more info, contact me on +447882809005

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, GLYNIS SIBISI FROM SOUTH AFRICA (LIVING IN BRADFORD)

My name is Glynis Fletcher /Sibisi

Born and bred in South Africa, one of the 10 children of Mr and Mrs Sibisi. My upbringing was a very challenging one however I worked with diligence to achieve my degree in nursing which was in university of Western Cape.

In 1999 I came to work in this country,  United Kingdom and bringing 3 children on my own was a big challenge but I used my challenges as stepping stones  to accomplish my goals. In 2005 I met Neil Fletcher, now my husband and IMy daddy haven charity was conceived through my mentor Ps Kofi Owusu/ Alive for a purpose masterclass.

Our objectives is to give underprivileged children a chance to achieve their goals in life. At present we are supporting this children where they live with the aim to build an orphanage in South Africa where their needs will be met in an environment that is conductive to their learning, safety and security.

We are in a process of applying for a charity status so that we will be able to reach out for financial assistance.

We believe that the future of this children is brighter than their past and we are willing to go an  extra mile to see it fulfilled. With God on our side, nothing will be impossible.

NN

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5 GOOD REASONS TO VISIT BOTSWANA BY DR BOIKANYO TRUST PHENYO

5 Good reasons to visit Botswana by Dr Boikanyo Trust Phenyo –
Director Botswana Community UK
I invite you to visit one of the jewels of Africa, my beautiful Botswana; sparsely populated –
the size of Texas with the population of Wales.

1. If you want to meet the origins of humankind, the spirit of your ancestors, then visit
the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in the north-eastern Botswana. Recently BBC news
published this article titled “Origin of modern humans traced to Botswana”
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-
50210701?fbclid=IwAR3yFdDXKfoVthEAhlxdjocjKApRU6Am0DTb-
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2. Botswana is the world's largest producer of diamonds, the trade for which has
transformed it into a middle-income nation
3. We protect some of Africa's largest areas of wilderness – experience the safari
diversity. The Okavango Delta is one of the last remaining unspoiled wilderness areas
of Africa. Don’t leave without experiencing the ancient San paintings at Tsodilo Hills!
4. Botswana is one of the safest countries in Africa – we have an excellent human rights
record and the levels of poverty are the lowest in the continent. I invite you to
appreciate the peace and tranquility we have to offer
5. Perfect destination for bird watching – we have over 600 different bird species

 

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HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE SALAM PROJECT ?

The Salam Project aims to challenge issues such as gang violence, gun crime, drug dealing, extremism, racism, unemployment, sexism and drug abuse in our community. Our aim is to promote positive and constructive programmes and initiatives in the inner cities of the UK. We host;

Job Clubs
Lectures
Seminars
Film Showcases (Education Through Film)
Poetry/Islamic rap events,
Comedy events
Workshops
Self Defence Classes
Sport Programmes )Football & Basketball)
Motivational Talks
Ex Offender’s Drop In.

info@thesalamproject.org

We offer various relevant workshops for schools, colleges, Universities, Prisons, YOI’s, Local Authorities and organisations.

Workshops include:

1) Thuglife2Peace /Gangs, Myths and Reality

2) Muslim Sister’s Empowerment

3) Islam in Africa and The Caribbean

4) How to be a successful Business Person in today’s society
(How to use Hustling Skills from the Streets of Yesterday to become Legit Business Person Today)

5) Marriage & Relationship

6) Violent Crimes Against Girls (Honour Killing, Forced Marriages & FGM)

6) Drama

7) The Deen (the true way of life) Vs Terrorism/Extremism

SALAM
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