Nancy Kacungira has a message for all young Africans;
“All our lives are shaped by both [chance and choice] – the difference is the degree. When things happen that are out of your control – do you shape them into something that conforms with where you were going, or do they divert you?
If you have a plan, choices will rule. If you don’t, then chance, luck and circumstance will be the determinants in your life. When you pour water on the ground it takes whatever shape it pleases, but if you pour it into a cup, bucket or bottle – it will conform to the shape of the container.
If you don’t tell your money where to go – it will go anywhere. If you don’t tell your talent where to go – you will waste that too. Make a plan, start each day with a goal in mind. Give your resources something to be poured into because the less you spill on the ground, the faster your container of dreams will fill up.”
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Who’s Nancy Kacungira?
Nancy Kacungira is a multi award-winning BBC journalist with more than 10 years of media experience in East Africa. As a speaker and moderator, Nancy has presented on some of the world’s biggest platforms including TedX, the World Economic Forum and a Presidential Debate. She holds a Master’s degree in International Communications from the University of Leeds.
Nancy Kacungira is a Ugandan with a passion for telling authentic, nuanced stories and inspiring the next generation of African leaders. She is the winner of the 2015 BBC News Komla Dumor Award and the 2016 W4A International African Woman Award.