It’s time to meet the people behind Our Fresh Futurez (OFF)! Over the next few weeks, every Wednesday will be a “meet your OFF advocate” day, and we are excited to start off this act with Memory. Here we go!
Hi Memory! Can you please tell us a bit about yourself, what you do and your involvement with OFF?
So, I am a Physiotherapist by profession. I graduated from College of Medicine in June 2017. I am interested in uplifting the lives of my fellow Malawians specially the youth. And Our Fresh Futurez is doing exactly that by focusing on educating the grassroots about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of which its attainment is encompassing the improvement of every individual. I believe I joined the right platform and am looking forward to working with all of you as a team.
Great! If you had all the money in this world, what SDG would you work on?
Being a health worker and a “She” it’s obvious I should have preferences (among SDGs): SDG 3 – good health and well being; SDG 5 – gender equality; SDG 1 – no poverty; and SDG 4 – quality education.
Alright – OFF is about inspiring local citizen action towards sustainability and the SDGs; do you have any words of inspiration to fellow youth out there?
the time for the youth to start doing meaningful developmental impacts is now, not tomorrow, not in the future. Let us all be responsible youth and before we blame anyone, let’s ask ourselves what positive impact we have brought in our communities to make life better for ourselves and others.
Those are wise words Memory! Moving on. Who’s the one person – not from your family – who has inspired you in life or in your career thus far?
Marie Da Silva. The Founder of Jacaranda Foundation.
Finally, would you share with us your motto in life, or the quote that you live by?
I am a Christian, CCAP by denomination and so I believe in the word of God and Jesus Christ. My motto comes from Philippians 4:13 which says “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me”. No matter the situation, I believe Christ is always ahead of me. I also believe in discipline, hardworking, self determination, team spirit as well as self-esteem.