Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Currently, the world is facing a global health crisis unlike any other — COVID-19 is spreading human suffering, destabilizing the global economy and upending the lives of billions of people around the globe.
Sustained and inclusive economic growth can drive progress, create decent jobs for all and improve living standards. COVID-19 has disrupted billions of lives and endangered the global economy. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects a global recession as bad as or worse than in 2009. As job losses escalate, the International Labor Organization estimates that nearly half of the global workforce is at risk of losing their livelihoods.
The SDGs can only be realized with strong global partnerships and cooperation. A successful development agenda requires inclusive partnerships — at the global, regional, national and local levels — built upon principles and values, and upon a shared vision and shared goals placing people and the planet at the centre. Many countries require Official Development Assistance to encourage growth and trade.
I am driven by the desire to live a life of significance and to leave my best contribution in the world, reflected in the work that I do and the way I choose to live my life. I’m an advocate for progress where my combination of skills, experience, strengths and passion, as well as my flair for creative thinking and a fierce commitment to contributing to the achievement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), position me at the forefront of socio-economic transformation and development in Africa. The above represent the 3 principle goals that all my work always aligns with.
Campaigns & Causes
TO TRAIN AFRICAN YOGA TEACHERS
I am spearheading a fundraising campaign to establish an endowment fund to
train youth from under-served communities in Africa to become yoga teachers with formidable enterprising skills. I am eager to provide the opportunity to learn tools for well-being and entrepreneurship – providing sustainable earning avenues to young people across the continent who are keen to create viable careers and livelihoods in the wellness industry. This will also enable them to pay-it-forward by teaching their skills to their families and community members.
THE FUNDRAISING WILL BEGIN IN
BROWSE MY PREVIOUS CAMPAIGNS
Action/2015 was a movement made up of thousands of organisations, coalitions and partnerships from across the world that were calling on our leaders (political, religious, corporate and other) to make ambitious decisions on the future of people and planet in 2015. I was selected by the global and regional heads to spearhead and lead the global campaign driven by civil society in South Africa. Read more.
Wellness is the overarching umbrella of my work. This campaign affirms that all people would like to be healthier, look better and live well both physically and spiritually – a shared dream for all of humankind. With the slogan “One day can change your whole life,” Global Wellness Day is an entirely not-for-profit day, a social project dedicated to living well. The purpose of the campaign is to ask the question, even if for just one day, “How can I live a healthier and better life?”, to direct the thoughts of both individuals and society towards “living well” and to raise awareness. Read more.
International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga. Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga. UN Resolution 69/131 notes “the importance of individuals and populations making healthier choices and following lifestyle patterns that foster good health.” Read More.