(CNN) – It’s often hidden from sight, but modern slavery is a global problem. Among its many victims are at least 5.5 million children.But young people also make passionate and committed activists when it comes to fighting human trafficking.
That’s why CNN asked students and schools to join us on March 14 for #MyFreedomDay.
To mark the day, students the world over have organized events at their schools to highlight modern slavery and celebrate freedom.
“Priscilla and I are happy to share we’re expecting another baby girl!” So wrote Billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg, expressing his excitement upon the news that he would soon be daddy to baby #2 after 15 Month old Max.
To this day, Uganda boasts of a number of imported religions. Yet beside what are known to be the traditional denominations, as installed by the earliest missionaries, Uganda has since embraced a myriad of new forms of worship with their unique ways of worship – just not to say Continue reading Why Many Religions Are Such A Scare For New Members→
Reginald Abraham Mengi is considered a pioneer of corporate social responsibility in Tanzania. He contributes his time and resources to poverty eradication and economic empowerment schemes for youths, women, and other disadvantaged members of society, including the disabled. For more than 18 years he has hosted luncheons for over 5,000 people with disabilities. In his capacity as a United Nations World Food Programme “End Hunger” Ambassador in Tanzania, Mr. Mengi has successfully supported a national scheme to provide school children with free meals. The initiative has enhanced school enrollment and attendance. Also an environmentalist, since 1987, Mr. Mengi has supported a campaign to reforest Mount Kilimanjaro. The initiative has led to over twenty four million trees being planted on the slopes of Africa’s tallest peak.
As a matter of fact, in 2012, The Dar es Salaam Religious Leaders Committee granted him The Business for Peace Award for his support of a society without religious, racial or ethnic discrimination. This is exactly how to define the man in the person of Reginald Abraham Mengi. He has lived his life with such immense humility notwithstanding that he is reputed to be one of the richest men in East Africa.
According to Forbes Magazine, he is the wealthiest individual in Uganda and the East African Community and he does admit to owning at least a quarter of the buildings in Kampala’s Central Business District. In November 2013, he was reported to be the 24th wealthiest individual in Africa. But as of February 2015, Forbes magazine reckons him a prestigious 1638th billionaire of the World’s richest men, with an estimated net worth of US$1.12 billion.
Forbes talks of Ruparelia as one of Uganda’s largest property owners through his Ruparelia Group which he chairs, being the majority shareholder in the companies of the group.
His status today is, in fact, worlds apart from the days when he lived in a refugee camp and made a living driving a taxicab on the streets of London.