Earlier this year we launched a survey in all four WAGGGS official languages to ask leaders from around for their feedback on the World Thinking Day 2019 Activity Pack.
By providing their name and email, the first 100 respondents were automatically entered into a competition for winning a £50 voucher for the WAGGGS online shop.
The winner selected was YESS participant 2019 (Youth Exchange South to South) Rado Narindra Randriamanantena. Here’s what she has to share with us about winning the competition and about participating in this year’s World Thinking Day.
“My name is Rado Narindra Randriamanantena. I am a YESS participant 2019. I am from Madagascar and my host country is Rwanda.
“It was a couple of days after the celebration that I came across the WTD2019 competition on WAGGGS Facebook page. I saw the reward and I checked the questions through the link they provided. I could answer all the questions easily since I was directly involved in all the activities we have done with Rwanda Girl Guide Association. I said to myself that my chance to be selected would be one out of a million but I did it while bearing in mind that it would be great to get some pins from London. I was so excited that I jumped all over our office when Pascaline UMULISA (Executive Secretary of RGGA) informed me that I had been selected as the winner!
“Delivering sessions about Leadership, the theme for this year and training young people about the six leadership mindsets defined by WAGGGS really helped me in my personal development as a young leader. It has awakened my worldly mindset and has made me realize how much I could contribute to make the world a better place for girls and young women by taking the lead.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank WAGGGS for creating opportunities for girls and young women to grow and develop their potential to be action takers and leaders and huge thanks to Ms Robina Asiimwe Sentumbwe, Global Programme Manager for Youth Exchange South to South. Then my thanks go to the whole family of Rwanda Girl Guide Association, especially my coordinator Germaine UMURAZA who is a real source of inspiration for me. I am very grateful to my home association Mpanazava Eto Madagasikara for their trust and support, I couldn’t have made it without all of your contributions. Then come my team, my seven sisters: Naomi from Zambia, Regina from Tanzania, Linnet from Kenya, Mohashena from Bangladesh, Phionah from Uganda, Esther from Nigeria and Charmaine from Zimbabwe, I owe you girls’ big time for all the things you taught me during my journey of a lifetime.
“Let’s take the lead, it’s #TimetoLead! Together we can change the world for a better place #ForHerWorld.
A big thanks to all leaders who sent their feedback on World Thinking Day 2019 through the survey.
For a review on World Thinking Day 2019, keep an eye out on our website.