Climate researcher? Solar power engineer? Marine biologist? Sustainable farmer?
Tell us about your dream job. Is anything standing in the way? Or, if you already have your dream job, tell us about your journey to get it.
Food Deserts & How to overcome that with sustainable Agriculture
In the US we have instances of food deserts where the agriculture is all export based either out of state or out of country. We are growing massive amounts of rice, corn, soybean to be sold at markets for poultry or feedstock or to feed populations of other countries. While these food deserts contain good soil typicallywith adequate growing conditions no agriculture is put in there except for these staple food items. This makes for unsustainable land practices in addition to lack of variety of foods available to these populations.
To combat this I think it would be valuable to invest in small scale farms, placed in buildings to keep it environmentally sustainable with a small footprint and high grow rate as well as producing produce for these areas in a more sustainable fashion. I believe that this would help alleviate this chronic nutritional shortage which could be refined and implemented eventually worldwide.
Heal What's Left
The first time my father let us help in planting when we were young, I had taken one look at the wriggling worm on the sack of soil we were playing with and was immediately amazed at how wonderful nature was. The wriggling worm had made me stare and realize that somehow, it was helping make the plants grow. That was how I knew; I was going to become an environmentalist of some sort when I grew up.
I had seen documentaries and heard speeches of melting ice on the polar areas, of forest fires, of pollution, of dying animals and others that just keep depicting the dying earth. That continued to push me to become what I wanted to be so that’s how I had ended up as a student of agricultural engineer. It was the nearest thing I could study that the circumstances of my life allowed me. My dream job however was to be an environmental engineer that creates for the sake of nature and my country.
What are stopping me from becoming one are my own insecurities, the fear of the future, and lack recognition of innovation in my country.
My insecurities include the well-known ‘what if I’m not good enough?’ because I get disappointed right before I can prove myself to myself. I’ve always had problems with believing in myself so sometimes I don’t think I can become what I want no matter how I much I want it.
The fear of the future of what will happen; it is the uncertainty that clouds everyone who knows that there is a decision to make and such decision will change something big in their lives. I desperately want to be sure that I can become something and that I can affect even the slightest bit of change. I don’t to become a failure. I don’t want to be afraid of something that hasn’t happened yet.
There are so many great minds and many great ideas here yet they lack recognition and attention so they keep getting ignored. It’s so painful to see something that would’ve been great for us had it have support simply get away or taken by other countries. There are great inventors among us and there simply is not enough attention given so it’s not used by us. That stops me because what use is there on trying when no one else is? What’s the use of creating when no one will use it?
But, if I let all these stop me, then my dream job will remain in my dream so I don’t want to think of this as things that ‘stop’ me, no, they are simply ‘obstacles’ that I will overcome.
Dream, make goals and be an inspiration for better future
Halo, my name is Glory Mrema and I am 23 from Tanzania. After I graduated I couldn’t give my head a rest. Always thinking where and when I will start working, I had 3 months being home with no specific job because I had no idea of what to do so my mind stuck on job applications, I couldn’t think more than just getting a job and be employed. It was a very depressing moment I can tell, within the three months I applied for different work positions in different places. Luckily enough I applied for a volunteering project with VSO/ICS #Team Fursa#. Through the project I had a lot of experience and I learn a lot of new ideas that miraculous after the program I went home with new ideas that I couldn’t figure out before so I proposed an idea of planting trees and doing a small business of making traditional cleaning soaps. My working interests rely on the community i.e. being devoted with the people in making a better society. I always dream of being my own Boss, working for myself under my own principles but also I want to share my life with vulnerable children; the homeless and the disabled kids, I am so heart touched and so broken with the lives and the conditions of the disabled children that are longing for someone to share love, care and kindness with them, though currently I am unable because I haven’t started working yet. So in the future I wish to build a home and introduce a campaign for the children belonginess, I won’t be able to help every child around the country but would wish to do the little in a heartily way.
My dreams job is to be an agronomist.
My name is Mugaya Ivan. I grow green vegetables in Kamuli, Uganda (eastern region). I grow vegetables every season and sell most of it in the market as fresh. Every morning I go to the trading centre where I sell my greens. I realised that I am the only one who does this kind of business in Bugeywa Trading Centre and so I have gained popularity for it. With my earnings I am able to take care of my needs, and I am so pleased that my garden is producing good yields of greens. My dreams job is to be an agronomist.
My dream it to be a great agriculturalist.
My name is Kiiza Richard and I am dealing in Vegetable Growing and Banana Growing. About one year ago I planted bananas (‘Bogoya’) in my garden. Now I sell Bogoya every day and into the evening. The selling price of each Bogoya is about 300 Shillings. With my good product, I have gained popularity. Each day I sell around two bunches of Bogoya, with earnings of about 20,000 – 25,000 Shillings. My garden of Bogoya has greatly expanded and I hope my business will improve as well. My dream it to be a great agriculturalist.
Conserving the Environment
My name is Okongo William, Educate! Graduate Scholar of Asinge Secondary School – Tororo 2015. From the knowledge I got from the Leadership and Entrepreneurship Course, I was have started a number of projects including; Piggery, Tree planting and Vegetable Growing and they are doing well. I want to be self-employed.
55. My name is Mbaziira Joshua, CEO - Arena Poultry Farm. Arena Poultry Farm is active in the entire poultry value chain in Kamuli. The Farm was established in 2014 to help transform the poultry industry in Kamuli and also take it to the next level. Today, the farm runs a series of activities including a breeding, hatching chicks, and chicken processing for hotels and restaurants. Through its brand, the farm supplies quality poultry products locally. This is a farm that is generating thousands of shillings through poultry farming. The farm even has a hotel where it serves some of the finest chicken tastes. My dream job is to be a land surveyor.
I want to be a farmer
My name is Sseruyange Rogers and it is two years ago that I started my business here in Kabembe - Mukono Uganda after noticing that there was a demand for pork supply. At that time, there was only one pork joint operator in Kanganda who I believe was not smart enough to run the business properly. I began by buying a thigh of pork, cutting and selling it in smaller pieces. Today I buy whole slaughtered pig. My business is growing every day. On a good day I make quite a lot of money, depending on the size of the pig. My future career is to become a farmer.
youth Can make changes
My name is John Estomih Nkini am a 5th Child in a Family of nine (9) people I have three brothers, three sisters; my mother and my father I grown up in agriculture family all of our family economy depending in agriculture.
For the first time I wasn’t happy with Agriculture as my parents was doing a small scale farming and it was seen as work of un educated people and people who doesn’t have future in their life, it was really a challenge to me when I was in school when I saw some of my friends who their parent were public servant taken to school by family cars while I was to school going by foot but after some years I handled the situation I started to love my family and being proud of my parents.
Am now a bachelor’s degree graduate after finish my studies I got a chance to volunteer with VSO-ICS in Zanzibar in the project called VNA (Vinaja na Ajira….Swahili name) means Youth and Employment this chance open a new room in my mindset and after the program I was a very new person on how I can this things and tacker challenges in my community.
Am now employed as sales and market Administrative Officer in one of Thai company called CPP Tanzania. We are dealing with Agriculture (yellow corn Agriculture) Yellow maize in East Africa is not new to people but most of people have negative perception about yellow maize so I have very big task to let people understand the different between yellow maize and white maize because most of them they believe that yellow maize is for animal feed and not for human consumption as white maize because on 1970s East Africa faced hunger and when they got maize from USA people tell them USA have given them the Animal feed for human Consumption and it was true because most of white people they don’t eat Ugali as we do in Africa but in really sense yellow maize have more nutrient than the white including vitamin A which white maize don’t have so am happy.
In my future I want to invest in Agriculture but the modern Agriculture different from that of my parents, I use this opportunity I have to work with CPP Tanzania to learn the challenge farmers face and to build network with other farmers in Tanzania and when I get enough capital to stand alone I will invest in Green House Agriculture because am sure that will be the way of use resources wisely, keep environment safe and give people quality product to consume as now most farmers in east Africa use a lot of chemicals in there production even for the short season crops so most of their produce are not friendly for the health and this is one of the main reasons I want to invest in green house farming to help people solve their problem of consuming low quality food.
As I have started movement of be one of successful person in Tanzania and Africa at large am in a group of 16 graduate who we have plan to invest in Agriculture and we have support from the ministry of Agriculture and other organization in Tanzania.
CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO CHANGE YOUR WORLD.
My name is Espeth Leo Mbalamula from Tanzania, aged 26. From the childhood I always wanted to become someone who can change the community by giving them back what they offered to me. The only thing just went on my way is where I would be hired after completing my University Degree. Most of the jobs here in Tanzania are not just there to grab you have to earn it, so I changed my way and went to volunteer with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) under the programme called Enhancing Employability Through Vocational Training (EEVT) in Mtwara. The project helped me a lot to whom I am right now, though I have not fulfilled my dream yet but I am on my way up to there. My advise to my fellow youths is not to get directly into the jobs, they can volunteer first in order for them to get more skills and knowledge that is needed most by now days employees.#CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO CHANGE YOUR WORLD#VSO-ICS.
Agriculture is not just for farmers
I grew up in a farming family, with a dad who worked full time in agricultural policy. When I went to university, I knew one thing: I did not want anything to do with agriculture. Agriculture meant a bunch of boring old men sitting around talking about equipment or corn prices. I was young, wanted to speak multiple languages, travel the world. I started down the path of international studies, but felt that it wasn't all that I wanted in a degree program. My dear old dad pointed out that economics may interest me, and suggested I wander over to the Agricultural and Applied Economics program. I took his advice, begrudgingly, and boy am I glad I did. Turns out agriculture can be a lot more than commodity prices and old men. Today I work for a nonprofit research organization that works around the world in international development and the food and agriculture sector. I am working currently on a project in Haiti, helping to connect smallholder farmers to private sector buyers. And guess what? I get to travel, work in multiple languages, and help others figure out how to improve the livelihoods of those working around the world in our most important employment: feeding the world.
my little story about my dream job
My name is Ana Maria Basil, I'm 18 years old and I'm Salvadorian. I would like to be a Vet because my biggest wish is to become a Vet since I was a child. I love animals and all kind of animals. I want to help animals and all the planet. I always think that with my help we can change the world, but i cannot, because I don't have enough money to pay my college career.
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I always wanted to be a climate researcher because every time I'm watching tv or news on tv when they are telling about the tomorrow weather,that makes me to need to explore more about our climate changes and how will that do a change to our environment but suddenly couldn't go to school due to financial difficulties,I would like to get help even if I can get a job that would help me to save,I would be happy
Helping to save marine life
Our oceans are so important to me, and there's so much that we don't know about them. My perfect job would allow me to research conservation efforts and the effects of climate change on marine life. I want some experience, but I'm not sure where to go. Are there entry level jobs for a student passionate about marine biology?
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